Docket Number: FE 210233-RO
                                 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


        -----------------------------------X 
        IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE    ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
        APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: FE 210233-RO 
                                              
                                               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
           HERBERT HOFFMAN,                    DOCKET NO.: EL 210373-S
                                                
                                               SUBJECT PREMISES:
                              PETITIONER       1671 E. 17th St., Apt. No. 4E
        -----------------------------------X   Brooklyn, NY 11229      
          
           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May  17,  1991,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  Petition  for
        Administrative Review against an order issued on April 23,  1991  by
        the Rent  Administrator,  Gertz  Plaza,  92-31  Union  Hall  Street,
        Jamaica, New York, 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 administrative appeal.

        The original proceeding was commenced on December 21, 1990,  by  the
        tenant filing a complaint asserting the  owner  failed  to  maintain
        certain services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on January 23, 1991,  the  owner  asserted  that
        "(a)ll requested work has been completed."

        Thereafter on February 28, 1991, the subject apartment was inspected 
        by D.H.C.R. which confirmed the existence of defective conditions.

        Based on said inspection, the Administrator directed  on  April  23,
        1991 restoration of these services and further ordered  a  reduction
        of the stabilized rent.

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance that  all  repairs
        were made.

        After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
        this petition should be denied.

        The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  owner's
        contention that repairs had  been  made  before  the  apartment  was
        inspected or the order was issued, or whether the contention is that 
        repairs were made following  the  issuance  of  the  Administrator's
        order.  If it is the former, then the owner's allegation  is  belied
        by the report of the agency inspector.  If it is  the  latter,  then
        the Administrator's order reducing the rent was nevertheless correct 
        when issued, and this order is issued without prejudice to the owner 
        filing an application for restoration of services.






          Docket Number: FE 210233-RO


        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law  and  Code,
        it is

        ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied,  and
        that the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
        is, affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner


    

TenantNet Home | TenantNet Forum | New York Tenant Information
DHCR Information | DHCR Decisions | Housing Court Decisions | New York Rent Laws
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Subscribe to our Mailing List!
Your Email      Full Name