ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS.: CA 210087 RT ET AL.



                                  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 NOS.:                
                                                 CA 210087 RT; CA 210088     
                                                 RT; CA 210095 RT; CA        
                                                 210096 RT; CA 210097 RT; 
                                                 CA 210098 RT; CA 210099 RT
                                              :
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S        
                                                 DOCKET NO.:                 
                                                 BG 210068 OR             
               VARIOUS TENANTS                                               
                      
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONERS     : 
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          .ORDER AND OPINION DENYING TENANTS' PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE
                                       REVIEW

               The above-referenced petitioner tenants filed timely Petitions 
          for Administrative Review (PARs) appealing orders issued on 
          December 4, 1987 by the Rent Administrator at Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 94-06 34th 
          Road, Queens, New York, wherein the Administrator determined the 
          owner's application to restore rents previously reduced under 
          Docket No. AI 230067 B.

               The challenged orders granted the owner's rent restoration 
          applications based on the results of an inspection conducted on 
          October 30, 1987 that revealed that the owner had completed repairs 
          to all public area windows and to the sidewalk concrete.  The 
          tenants' rents had been reduced for these conditions in an order 
          under Docket No. AI 230067 B dated June 19, 1987.

               On appeal, the tenants, in basically identical petitions, 
          claim that the sidewalk repairs were not completed in a manner that 
          satisfied Building Code regulations, and that cracks are visible on 
          the surface.   















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS.: CA 210087 RT ET AL.

               The Administrator rendered his determination based on the 
          report of an agency inspector, who was not a party to the 
          proceedings, and not an adversary to the tenants.  Consequently, 
          his impartial observations were given substantial weight.  

               Moreover, the tenants failed to submit any evidence to 
          substantiate their bare claim that the sidewalk repairs were not 
          completed in a workmanlike manner.  Consequently, there is no 
          warrant to reconsider the Administrator's determination to restore 
          rents.   

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

               ORDERED, that the tenants' petitions be and the same hereby 
          are denied, and that the Administrator's orders be and the same 
          hereby are affirmed. 

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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