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.: EA610204RO
B & L CONCOURSE HOUSING ASSOC.,
DOCKET NO.: DI610711S
1290 Grand Concourse
ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative
review of an order issued on December 18, 1989 concerning the
housing accommodations relating to the above-described docket
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 September 27, 1989 by
filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain
certain services in the subject apartment.
In answer, the owner denied the allegations in the complaint and
otherwise asserted that all services were being provided and
An on-site inspection of the apartment was conducted on December 4,
1989 by a DHCR inspector who confirmed that two kitchen cabinet
doors and drawers were missing, the refrigerator door was defective,
the kitchen floor was loose from the beams in front of the
combination sink, two tiles were cracked, the east bedroom ceiling
was damaged and leaking, the top hinge of the east bedroom closet
door was loose, and the hinges of the foyer and the linen closets
By an order dated December 18, 1989, the Administrator directed the
restoration of services and ordered a reduction of the stabilized
In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends that
all items mentioned in the Administrator's order were corrected. The
owner submitted a letter stating repairs were done on May 21, 1990.
After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that
the petition should be denied.
Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is
authorized to order a rent reduction upon application by a tenant
where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required
The owner's petition does not establish any basis for modifying or
revoking the Administrator's determination that the owner was not
maintaining required services based on the results of the December
4, 1989 on-site inspection which confirmed the existence of
defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction.
Accordingly, the Administrator's determination was in all respects
proper and is hereby sustained.
The owner's rent restoration application (FF610182OR) was denied on
April 7, 1992.
The automatic stay of the retroactive rent reduction that resulted
by the filing of this petition is vacated upon issuance of this
Order and Opinion.
THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code,
ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and
that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.
JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA