ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 610190 RT


                                  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

          ------------------------------------X 
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 BJ 610190 RT                
                                  
                                              :  
                                                 
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S    
                                                 DOCKET NO.:                 
                                                 BA 610027 OR
                CATHERINE GRECO                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
          ------------------------------------X                             

            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                  IN PART AND MODIFYING RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

               On October 22, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed 
          a petition for administrative review of an order issued on 
          September 21, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as Apartment 5B, 1130 Stadium Avenue, 
          Bronx, New York, wherein the Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.  

               The owner filed an application on January 6, 1989 asserting 
          that all services were now being maintained and that the rent 
          reduction ordered on October 20, 1986 under Docket Number AE 630109 
          - B should be restored. 

               The application was sent to the tenant on February 3, 1987 and 
          on February 14, 1987 she responded, adamantly opposing the 
          restoration.  She claimed that heat and hot water services had not 
          been restored and listed numerous dates throughout 1986 when 
          neither service was provided. 

















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 610190 RT 

               A physical inspection took place on July 14, 1987 and the DHCR 
          inspector reported that the hot water temperature was 132 degrees 
          and that heat was not required.

               Based on this inspection, the Administrator granted the 
          owner's application and ordered the rent restored effective March 
          1, 1987.

               In the petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts 
          that the order is erroneous because another order (AL 6100567 - OR) 
          was issued by the Rent Administrator on July 21, 1987 denying the 
          owner's rent restoration application based on an inspection on 
          April 22, 1987 which revealed inadequate hot water.  The tenant 
          claimed that heat and hot water services have still not been 
          restored and she listed numerous dates between April and October 
          1987 when these services were not provided. 

               The owner did not submit an answer to the petition.

               After careful consideration of the evidence of record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted 
          in part and the rent restoration order should be modified.

               It appears that the owner's application was erroneously 
          assigned two different docket numbers and processed separately with 
          two physical inspections occurring on different dates.  Since the 
          inspection on April 22, 1987 revealed that services had not been 
          restored, the tenant is correct in that the rent should not be 
          restored as of March 1, 1987.  However, since the other inspection 
          took place on July 14, 1987, before the order denying the owner's 
          application was issued, and revealed that services had been 
          restored, the Commissioner is of the opinion that the rent 
          restoration should be effective August 1, 1987, the first of the 
          month following this inspection. 

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code, it is

               ORDERED, that the petition be and the same hereby is granted 
          in part and the Administrator's order be and the same hereby is 
          modified to restore the rent effective August 1, 1987. 

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner



                                                    






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 610190 RT 








    

TenantNet Home | TenantNet Forum | New York Tenant Information
DHCR Information | DHCR Decisions | Housing Court Decisions | New York Rent Laws
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Subscribe to our Mailing List!
Your Email      Full Name