Defeat Tenant Tactics to Prolong Rent Reduction Orders
When you apply to restore the rent after getting hit with a rent cut for reduced services, tenants often try to delay or undermine your application. They'll do so by complaining of defective conditions that weren't listed in the original service reduction order. But you can defeat this stalling tactic by tenants. The Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) has ruled that the existence of defective conditions that weren't listed in the service reduction order doesn't bar a rent restoration.