OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.:DG410167RO     
          Park West Mgmt. Corp.,                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:CE410482S      
                                               SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                 788 Columbus Ave.
                                                     Apt. 17G
                                                 New York, NY    


            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on June 20, 1989 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 on May 10, 1988 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment. From the tenant's complaint, the 
            owner's mailing address is Park West Mgmt. Corp., 382 Central Park 
            West, New York, NY 10025.

            On June 6, 1988, DHCR mailed a Notice and Transmittal of Tenant's 
            Complaint to the registered owner and address - Park West Village 
            Associates, 60 East 42 Street, New York, NY 10165.

            The owner failed to respond to the tenant's complaint.

            Thereafter, a physical inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted on May 24, 1989 by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the 
            existence of defective conditions.

            By an order dated June 20, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction. The 
            Commissioner notes that a copy of this order was addressed to the 
            owner at 382 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the owner was 
            never served with a copy of the underlying tenant's complaint; and 
            that it received all other complaints addressed to 382 Central Park 
            West, New York, NY 10025.

            In answer, the tenant asserted in substance that defective 
            conditions still existed.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
            the petition should be granted and that the Administrator's order 
            should be revoked.

            The record establishes that the registered owner and address of the 
            subject premises as of April 1, 1988 is Park West Village 
            Associates, 60 East 42 Street, New York, NY 10165. However, the 
            tenant's complaint did state the owner and address as Park West 
            Mgmt. Corp., 382 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025. As required, 
            DHCR should also have mailed a copy of the complaint to the owner's 
            address as stated in the tenant's complaint, which was not done in 
            this case. 
            Based on the foregoing, the Commissioner finds credible the 
            contention that the owner was not accorded due process. Accordingly, 
            the owner's petition is granted.

            The Commissioner notes that the owner's rent restoration application 
            (EB410136OR) was granted on January 11, 1991.

            Rent arrears may be due the owner from the tenant as a result of 
            this Order and Opinion. Any arrears should be paid in monthly 
            installments which shall not exceed the amount of the monthly rent 
            reductions revoked herein.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted; 
            that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked. 


                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


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