FE 410164-RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433


          ----------------------------------x
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  FE 410164-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                 ANDRES LUGRIS,              DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  EH 430049-B
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  125 Mac Dougal Street,
                                   PETITIONER     Apt 4-A, New York, NY
          ----------------------------------x 
                          
                                                            
            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for  administrative
          review of an order issued concerning  the  housing  accommodation
          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 the proceeding below by filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject building.

          In his answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in  the
          tenant's complaint or otherwise asserted that  all  required  re-
          pairs had been or would be completed.

          Thereafter inspections of the subject building were conducted  by
          a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of  a  defective
          front entrance door lock.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of  the  service  and
          further ordered, a reduction of the regulated rent.

          In his petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that repairs have been performed and  further  alleges
          that certain services are not required under the Re t  and  Evic-
          tion Regulations to wit - door buzzer, intercom, and remote  door
          release.


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

          The Commissioner notes that the only basis for the rent reduction 
          which was ordered by the Rent  Administrator  was  the  defective
          front entrance door lock.  Accordingly, the  assertions  made  by






          FE 410164-RO
          the owner in regard to the buzzer, intercom and remo e  door  re-
          lease are irrelevant to this proceeding.  Nowhere has  the  owner
          asserted that the front entrance door  lock  is  not  a  required
          service.  Although the owner has attached several letters to  his
          petition  the  Commissioner  notes  that  the  letters  are   not
          material to the sole issue in this proceeding, namely  the  front
          entrance door lock.  Moreover, these letters were  not  submitted
          to the Rent Administrator in the original proceeding.  Hence, for 
          both reasons, they may not be considered herein.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and  Eviction  Regulations
          for New York City, it is,

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


          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting 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