Docket No. CH430200RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CH430200RO  

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          214 East 90th Street Associates         NO.: ZLCS000100OE
                                                  Premises: 214 E.90th St.,
                                                            various apts., 
                                                            New York, NY


              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 petition.

              The issue presented for consideration is whether the 
          Administrator's order was correct.

              The owner filed a petition for administrative review (PAR) of 
          the above-cited Administrator's Order.  In that order the 
          Administrator found that the owner had "failed to meet the 
          requirements of the Sound Housing Law.", and thus denied the 
          owner's Application for Eviction of the tenants residing at the 
          above-cited premises.

              On appeal, the owner contends that "The (Administrator's) order 
          fails to state with any particularity why the owner failed to meet 
          the requirements of the Sound Housing Law."  The owner also states 
          that a FOIL request has gone unanswered.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

              An examination of the record reveals a Stipulation of 
          Settlement (Index #5056/88) issued by the New York State Supreme 
          Court, New York County, and signed by the owner's attorney.  In 
          that stipulation, the owner agreed that the D.H.C.R. would perform 
          a Sound Housing Audit of the subject premises, to determine if it 
          was a reasonable possibility that the owner could realize an annual 

          Docket No. CH430200RO

          rate of return of 8 1/2% of the assessed value of the owner's 
          property.  Pursuant to Section 2204.4(g) of the Rent and Eviction 
          Regulations, the Administrator cannot grant an application for a 
          certificate of eviction (in circumstances similar to those in the 
          instant proceeding), unless it is determined that there is no 
          reasonable possibility that the owner can realize a net return of 
          8 1/2% of the assessed valuation of the subject property.  The 
          Sound Housing Audit was then performed, and found that there was a 
          reasonable possibility that the owner could realize an 8 1/2% 
          annual return.  The Administrator then correctly denied the owner's 
          application for eviction.

              The Commissioner is restricted to considering on appeal 
          allegations of errors of law or fact in the Administrator's order.  
          The owner's complaints concerning the FOIL request are thus beyond 
          the Commissioner's scope of review and cannot be considered.

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

              ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and, that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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