STATE OF NEW YORK
DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
92-31 UNION HALL STREET
JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
APPEALS OF DOCKET NO.:
AMG MANAGEMENT COMPANY,
PETITIONER CC 610248-S
ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
On May 18, 1989, the above-named owner filed a petition for
administrative review of an order issued on May 12, 1989, by a
Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodation known as
Apartment ST3, 1565 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York wherein
rent was reduced due to a diminution of service.
The Commissioner has reviewed all of evidence in the record and
has carefully considered that portion relevant to the issues
raised by the petition for review.
On May 12, 1989 the Rent Administrator issued the order here
under review finding that a diminution of services had occurred
and reducing the tenant's rent to the level in effect prior to
the last rent guideline increase which commenced before the
effective date of the rent reduction.
In its petition for administrative review the owner alleges that
the property was transferred to a new owner on February 2, 1989
and requests that its name be removed from DHCR records as the
responsible party for the property.
After careful consideration the Commissioner is of the opinion
that this petition should be denied.
The Commissioner notes that on September 13, 1989 the building
which is the subject of this proceeding was registered as being
owned by the 1565 Grand Concourse Realty Corp and managed by
Robert Heinman. It is further noted that the new owner took
title to the property subject to the rights, duties, and
liabilities of its predecessor in interest.
During the proceeding under review, the petitioner was named by
the complaining tenant as the owner of the property and, on April
20, 1988 the petitioner, by its employee, K. Roulett, interposed
an answer to the tenant's complaint which bore the stamp of the
petitioner. Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent
Administrator did not err in the proceeding under review by
naming the petitioner as the owner of the property.
Since September 13, 1989 the petitioner is no longer listed as
the owner of record of the subject building by this Division.
THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and
Code, it is,
ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied
and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby