STATE OF NEW YORK
DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
92-31 UNION HALL STREET
JAMAICA, NY 11433
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
APPEAL OF DOCKET NO.:
JRD Management c/o
Sandy R. Jamieson,
ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
On July 12, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a petition
for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on June 6, 1988,
by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodations
known as 155-01 90th Avenue, Jamaica, N.Y., various apartments,
wherein the Administrator denied the tenants' application for a
reduction in rent based upon an alleged reduction in services.
The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record and
has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the
issues raised by the administrative appeal.
The issue presented is whether it was necessary for the Rent
Administrator to specify the name of each complaining tenant in the
On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted, in pertinent part, that
although it does not dispute the substance of the Rent
Administrator's order which denied the tenants' application, the
order should be modified to particularize all 54 tenants noted in
the building-wide complaint.
The petition was served on the tenants on August 22, 1988.
After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the
Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal
should be denied.
A review of the file reveals that the building-wide service
complaint specified the tenants of apartments 4-P, 2-B, and 3-H as
tenant representatives, that said complaint also contained a list
of signatures of all tenants who joined in the complaint, and that
the entire complaint was served on the owner.
The Rent Administrator's order issued on June 6, 1988, denied the
The Commissioner notes that in those instances where a tenant
representative is specified in a building-wide complaint, it is
unnecessary to delineate every signatory to the complaint in the
Rent Administrator's order.
Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the petitioner on appeal,
has not put a specific justiciable issue before the Commissioner;
nor has it set forth any reasons to challenge the Rent
There are no further issues to be determined herein.
THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent
Stabilization Law and Code and the Rent and Eviction Regulations
for New York City, 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.
JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA