Tenant forced to vacate by DOB order.

Position::RENT REDUCTION ORDERED
 
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Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services after a DOB vacate order forced him to move out of the apartment. The DRA directed landlord to answer the complaint within five days given the hazardous nature of tenant's claims. Landlord failed to do so. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent to $1 per month. The DOB Vacate Order was based on a violation for illegal work being done at an SRO building. Landlord appealed and lost. The DHCR refused to...

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