Heat and Hot Water Weren't Required Services in Landlord's Building

June 16, 2021    

(Decision submitted by Michael Littman of the Rockville Centre law firm of Sidrane, Schwartz-Sidrane, Perinbasekar & Littman, LLP, attorneys for the landlord.)

Swimming Pool Used by Fee-Paying Members Wasn't a Required Service

May 24, 2021    

Landlord of a rent-stabilized four-building apartment complex in Mount Vernon applied to the DHCR for permission to replace a swimming pool with other recreational facilities. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants...

Landlord Needn't Restore Tenants to Occupancy After Fire Destroys Buildings

April 27, 2021    

Tenants of two adjoining buildings owned by landlord filed 16 individual service reduction complaints and two building-wide service reduction complaints with the DHCR. The complaints resulted from a DOB Vacate Order...

Names on Mailboxes Not a Required Service If Never Provided

April 27, 2021    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained to the DHCR of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents, based on conditions that included mailbox issues. Landlord later applied for...

Landlord Can Reduce Elevator Size

September 30, 2011