ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 410354 RO 


                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 BJ 410354 RO                
                                  
                                              :  
                                                 
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S    
                                                 DOCKET NO.:                 
                                                 BB 420163 S
               FRANPEARL EQUITIES CORP                              
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On October 13, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on September 
          9, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 710 Amsterdam Place, Apartment 4A, New York, 
          New York 10025, wherein the Administrator determined the tenant's 
          complaint of a reduction of services filed on February 5, 1987.

               The challenged order reduced the tenant's rent based on the 
          results of an inspection conducted July 6, 1987 that confirmed the 
          tenant's complaint of a leak in the bathtub.  The inspector 
          reported that the bathtub hot water ran continually.  Other 
          conditions cited in the complaint were not substantiated.

               The owner's arguments that it was denied due process, in that 
          the Administrator failed to adhere to allegedly established 
          procedures of providing the owner with notification of the 
          inspection or the results thereof and imposed a rent reduction 
          where none has been requested, are rejected as being without basis 
          in law or fact. 

               The Division's procedures, now as then, do not require that 
          notice of the inspection be given to the parties unless their 
          presence is required, nor to apprise the parties of the results.  
          Moreover, the Courts have affirmed that there is no due process 














          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 410354 RO

          requirement to serve inspection reports on the parties.  Empress 
          Manor vs DHCR 538 N.Y.S. 2d 49 (App Div. 2nd Dept).  The owner was 
          afforded due process notice by service of the tenant's complaint. 

               The Administrator also adhered to established procedures in 
          imposing a rent reduction for this rent controlled tenant.  Section 
          2202.16 of the City Rent and Eviction Regulations does not require 
          the tenant to request the Administrator to impose a rent reduction 
          whenever service decreases are confirmed.

               The owner's reference to decisions rendered under Section 
          2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, which provides that a tenant 
          may request a rent reduction predicated upon a finding of decreased 
          services, is inappropriate to these proceedings.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations and the City Rent Control Law, it is 

               ORDERED, that the owner's petition be and the same hereby is 
          denied, and the Administrator's order be and the same hereby is 
          affirmed.                       

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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