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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
APPEAL OF DOCKET NO.: DL 510005 RO
STANTON THOMAS, DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
DOCKET NO.: DI 510123-S
PREMISES: 371 W. 126 St., #1C
PETITIONER New York, New York
ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
The above-named owner timely refiled a Petition for Administrative
Review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodations
relating to the above-described docket number.
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 tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint
asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services
on the subject premises.
In his answer, the owner asserted, in pertinent part, that all
required repairs had been completed.
Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by
a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of defective
The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and
further ordered, a reduction of the stabilization rent.
In his petition for administrative review, the owner states, in
substance, that repairs have been performed and that services have
After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion
that the petition should be denied.
The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is the owner's
contention that repairs had been made before the apartment was
inspected or before the order was issued, or whether the
contention is that repairs were made following the issuance of the
Rent Administrator's order. If it is the former, then the owner's
allegation is belied by the report of the agency inspector. If it
is the latter, then the Rent Administrator's order reducing the
rent was correct when issued.
This order is issued without prejudice to the owner's right to
apply for a restoration of rent, based on a restoration of
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services, if the facts so warrant.
THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code,
ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied and
that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is,
JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA