ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK210075RO

                                  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.:              
                                                 BK210075RO 
                                              :  
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.:
                                                 BC210582S
                                                 
                                                 PREMISES:
                                                 853 Empire Boulevard
                                                 Apt. # E-7
                                                 Brooklyn, NY 11213      
                                                                             
           853 EMPIRE BLVD. ASSOCIATES/                           
           ALEX WAGMAN,                                  
                                                  

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

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued on October 15, 1987, 
          concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above- 
          described docket number.

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

               The tenant commenced this proceeding on March 4, 1987 by 
          filing a complaint asserting in substance that the owner had failed 
          to paint her apartment.

               On April 15, 1987, the Division sent the owner a copy of the 
          complaint and the owner filed an answer advising that the apartment 
          had been scheduled for painting on May 12, 1987.


















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK210075RO

               An inspection of the subject apartment was conducted on 
          September 4, 1987 by a Division staff member who reported that the 
          apartment appears recently painted but the bathroom ceiling has 
          blisters and peeling paint.

               The Administrator issued this order under review, reducing the 
          maximum legal rent by $3.00 per month, effective on the first rent 
          payment day following October 15, 1987 (the order's issuance date).

               In this petition, the owner contends that the bathroom ceiling 
          has been corrected.  The owner submits a tenant-signed statement 
          dated November 3, 1987 expressing satisfaction with the painting of 
          her apartment and bathroom ceiling. 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
          denied.  However, the Commissioner is also of the opinion that 
          services had been restored effective December 1, 1987, as explained 
          below.

               The Administrator's order is sustained to the extent that it 
          was based on a September 4, 1987 inspection which found that the 
          bathroom ceiling has blisters and peeling paint, warranting rent 
          reduction.

               However, the owner's petition has proven that painting of the 
          subject apartment and the bathroom ceiling had been completed.  By 
          a statement dated November 3, 1987, the tenant expressed her 
          satisfaction with the painting.  Accordingly, the maximum legal
          rent is restored effective December 1, 1987, the first rent payment 
          day following completion of the painting.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction 
          Regulations, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is,
          affirmed.  However, the maximum legal rent is restored effective 
          December 1, 1987 based on the owner's statement when the painting 
          was done and the tenant's admission when repairs were completed.

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner



                                                    

    

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