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.:
SKAROS REALTY CORP.,
PETITIONER DF 120153-S
ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
On June 13, 1990, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a petition
for administrative review of an order issued on June 6, 1990, by
the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodation known
as 37-06 72nd Street, Jackson Heights, New York, Apt. 6-I, wherein
the Administrator reduced the tenant's rent upon a finding of a
decrease in services.
The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and
has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the
issue raised by the administrative appeal.
This proceeding was commenced by the filing of a complaint by the
tenant on March 6, 1989 alleging a decrease in services. On May 8,
1990 the apartment was inspected by a Division employee. The
inspection results confirmed the conditions complained of and as a
result the Administrator reduced the rent by order dated June 6,
In its PAR the owner contends that the conditions found in the
inspection have been corrected. The owner does not allege when the
repairs were made.
The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be
denied. The owner has submitted no evidence to indicate that the
order when issued was incorrect.
Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly
based his determination on the entire record, including the May 8,
1990 physical inspection; and that pursuant to Section 2202.16 of
the Rent and Eviction Regulations, a rent reduction is warranted
based on the finding that the owner has failed to maintain essen-
THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent Control Law and the
Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is,
ORDERED, that the owner's petition be, and the same hereby is,
denied, and the Rent Administrator's order issued on June 6, 1990
be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.
JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA