Am I allowed to file a complaint on my landlord to the local authority? (My rental agreement with landlord is subject to NYC rent stabilization laws. I have several issues with my landlord such as not always providing minimum heat mandated by local guidelines. Filing a complaint may allow me to obtain a rent reduction under the local law.)
If your landlord is not keeping to the agreement of the contract with regards to the price [rent stabilization] or maintenance [heating], and your only recourse is to file a complaint to a local authority, this would be permitted. If the landlord is Jewish, he should first be summoned to Bais Din, if he refuses, Bais Din will give permission to turn to the courts.