ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK 220013 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.:               
                                                 BK 220013 RO 
                                              :
                                                 DRO ORDER NO.:           
                                                 AL 220038-OR                
                    WILLIAM E. HAILEY
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW,
                                       IN PART

               On November 12, 1987, the above named petitioner-owner filed 
          a Petition for Administrative Review (PAR) against an order issued 
          on October 30, 1987, by the Rent Administrator at Gertz Plaza, 
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodation known as 
          1280 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment 2A, wherein the 
          Administrator denied the owner's application to restore rent 
          previously reduced under Docket No. 2T 693700 in the amount of 
          $4.50.

               The tenant's controlled rent had been reduced on February 2, 
          1984 under Docket No. 2T 693700 based on findings of decreased 
          exterior maintenance service, a defective bell/buzzer system, 
          defective hallway radiator equipment and that roof repairs were 
          necessary. 

               The owner's rent restoration application below (AL 220038
          OR) indicated that repairs had been completed.  The tenant 
          responded that repairs had not been made.  The report of an 
          inspection conducted on September 18, 1987 revealed roach and 
          rodent infestation, a defective bell/buzzer system, missing hallway 
          radiators, and damage to the tenant's apartment caused by roof 
          repairs. 

















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK 220013 RO



               On appeal, the owner contends that the application herein 
          under review, filed on November 24, 1986, pertained to restoration 
          of rent reduced in Docket No. KC 003819 S.  The owner also asserts 
          that the rent reduced under Docket No. 2T  693700 was restored on 
          April 29, 1987 under Docket No. KC 00096 OR.  

               After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that the petition should be granted in part, as more fully 
          set forth below.

               Division records confirm that partial rent restorations were 
          granted on April 29, 1987 (KC 00096 OR/2T 693700/4ACR 24-29) and on 
          August 28, 1987 (AB 220105 OR/K 00096 OR/4ACR 24-29) upon 
          completion of repairs.  It is noted, however, that in the rent 
          restoration application in the proceedings herein under appeal (AL 
          220038 OR), the owner [inadvertently] requested rent restoration 
          for the rent reduction ordered under Docket No. 2T 69[3]700.  
          Nevertheless, in light of the complete record, the Administrator's 
          determination under Docket No. AL 220038 OR is revoked and the 
          proceedings thereunder are terminated as moot, notwithstanding the 
          fact that an inspection revealed conditions requiring correction. 
          The owner is, however, directed to restore the enumerated services 
          if he has not already done so.  Otherwise, the owner may be subject 
          to further sanctions. 

               As to the $13.00 rent reduction ordered on November 19, 1986 
          under Docket No. KC 003819 S, for a defective intercom system 
          ($4.00), a broken mailbox ($4.00), and for a defective apartment 
          door lock ($5.00), the Commissioner notes that on August 24, 1987, 
          the Administrator denied the owner's rent restoration application 
          under Docket No. AL 220037 OR based on an inspection of the 
          premises conducted on July 13, 1987 which disclosed that these 
          conditions had not been corrected.  There is no record that the 
          owner sought administrative review of that order.
           
               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the City Rent 
          Control Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is  it is



















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BK 220013 RO

               ORDERED, that the owner's petition be granted in part, that 
          the Administrator's order (AL 220038 OR) denying rent restoration 
          be revoked, and that the rent restoration proceedings (AL 220038 
          OR) be terminated as moot.

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    







    

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