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.:ED520222RO
1484 Associates, RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
1484 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY
ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative
review of an order issued on March 29, 1990 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 March 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 and otherwise asserted
in substance that repairs would be completed.
On March 5, 1990, an inspection of the subject apartment was
conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the existence of
By an order dated March 29, 1990, the Administrator directed the
restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.
In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the tenant
requested an appointment for repairs only after the issuance of the
DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant who filed an answer
stating that the owner was informed of the defective conditions two
years ago, but the owner failed to act on the complaint.
After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that
the petition should be denied.
Pursuant to Section 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations,
the Administrator may impose a rent reduction when there has been a
reduction in services. The owner's petition does not establish any
basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on
the March 5, 1990 inspection which confirmed the existence of
defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction.
The owner's rent restoration application (EF520225OR) was granted on
December 5, 1990.
THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations and
Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is
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