DB410246RT;  CF420306RO                                 
                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.:              
DB410246RT;  CF420306RO
            SUE HARRISON,  
                            Petitioner Tenant
            
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
            HOWARD KAYE FOR IRON ASSOCIATES,      DOCKET NOS.:
                                                  BJ410105B
                            Petitioner Owner      BK420567S 
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              ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING, IN PART, TENANT'S PETITION FOR
            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, TO THE EXTENT OF REMANDING PROCEEDINGS
           PER BJ410105B TO RENT ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION,
              AND DISMISSING OWNER'S PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review (PAR) of an order issued on February 3, 1989, per BJ410105B 
          concerning the housing accommodation known as 202 West 84th Street, 
          New York, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the 
          tenants' complaint of a reduction of building-wide services.    

          Based on the results of an inspection of the subject premises 
          conducted by a DHCR inspector who confirmed the existence of 
          various defective conditions, the Rent Administrator determined 
          that there had been a reduction of services, directed the owner to 
          restore the services and ordered a reduction of each tenant's rent 
          by the percentage of the most recent guidelines adjustments for the 
          tenants's lease which commenced before the effective date of the 
          rent reduction, January 1, 1988, pursuant to stabilization provi- 
          sions.

          The above-named owner also filed a timely petition for administra- 
          tive review of an order issued on June 3, 1988, per BK420567S 
          concerning the individual accommodations, Apartment 1-RE, wherein 
          the Rent Administrator determined the tenant's individual complaint 
          of a reduction of individual apartment services.














          DB410246RT;  CF420306RO                                 




          Based on the results of an inspection of the subject apartment 
          confirming the existence of various defective conditions, the Rent 
          Administrator determined that there had been a reduction of ser- 
          vices, directed the owner to restore the services, and ordered 
          specific monetary rent reductions of the tenant's rent, pursuant to 
          rent control provisions.

          The cases have been consolidated for disposition as they involve  
          common issues of law and fact.

          The tenant's petition for administrative review requests that the 
          Rent Administrator's order per BJ410105B be amended to reflect that 
          the tenant's apartment unit, 1-RE, is subject to rent control.

          In the individual complaint BH420567S, the tenant stated that she 
          took occupancy on September 15, 1970.  In addition to the case 
          files below, DHCR registration records indicate that the tenant is 
          a rent stabilized tenant of the subject Apartment 1-RE, as well as 
          a rent controlled tenant of Apartment 1-R, presumably an adjoining 
          unit.  The Commissioner is unable to establish from the records and 
          evidence to date whether the apartment is rent stabilized or rent 
          controlled.

          Accordingly, the tenant's petition is granted, in part, to the ex- 
          tent of remanding the proceedings per BJ410105B for the purpose of 
          determining the correct rent regulated status of Apartment 1-RE at 
          the subject premises.  If it is found that the apartment is a rent 
          controlled unit, the rent reduction amount and the effective date 
          as well as the Agency's records, shall be amended accordingly.

          The owner's petition for administrative review requests that the 
          Rent Administrator's order per BJ410105S be reversed on the ground 
          that "all repairs have been completed."  The owner does not 
          challenge the tenant's status as a rent controlled tenant.

          The owner's petition for administrative review is dismissed.  The 
          scope of review of an administrative appeal is limited to a review 
          of the facts and evidence before the Rent Administrator as raised 
          in the petition.  The instant petition raises new facts or evidence 
          that were not before the Rent Administrator, or otherwise fails to 
          raise any issue regarding the correctness of the order being ap- 
          pealed.  Consequently the petition must be dismissed for failure to 
          state a cause of action.












          DB410246RT;  CF420306RO                                 



          It does not appear to be necessary or appropriate to reconsider the 
          proceeding under BK420567S at this time.  However, the record shall 
          be transmitted to the Rent Administrator, for consideration in 
          connection with the remand of BJ410105B.  If the Rent Administrator 
          finds that apartment 1-RE is subject to rent stabilization, the 
          Rent Administrator may reopen these proceedings under BK420567S, 
          and issue a rent reduction order consistent with such findings. 

          The rent reductions granted shall remain in effect pending the 
          issuance of a new order upon remand.  A refund may be due the 
          tenant, or rent arrears may be due the owner as a result of the 
          Rent Administrator's order and determination on remand.

          The owner may file rent restoration applications if services have 
          been fully restored, subject to the findings in the order herein, 
          and the Rent Administrator's determination on remand.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabiliza- 
          tion Law and Code, and the City Rent and Eviction Regulations, 
          it is

          ORDERED, that the tenant's petition for administrative review be, 
          and the same hereby is, granted to the extent of remanding the 
          proceedings per BJ4101905B, to the Rent Administrator for further 
          consideration.  It is further

          ORDERED, that the owner's petition for administrative review be, 
          and the same hereby is, dismissed.


          ISSUED:





                                                                           
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