ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS.: GG410005RO & GG 420006RO


                                  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

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEALS OF                             DOCKET NOS.:              
                                                 GG410005RO,                 
                                                 GG420006RO
                                              :  
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NOS.: 
                                                 FI-420724S,
                                                 FJ-410690S
                                                 
            JOSEPH KIZNER
                                      
                                                     
                                                                             
                                      
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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          ORDER AND OPINION TERMINATING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On July 1, 1992, the above-named petitioner-owner filed  
          petitions for administrative review of orders issued on May 29, 
          1992 and June 10, 1992, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 508 West 29th Street, New York, 
          N.Y.; various apartments, wherein the Administrator determined that 
          based upon inspections held on March 9, 1992 and May 11, 1992 the 
          tenants' applications for rent reductions are denied and the 
          proceedings terminated because all services were being maintained 
          at the time of the inspections.

               The Commissioner has consolidated these two petitions as they 
          involve common questions of law and fact.

               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 appeals. 
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS.: GG410005RO, GG420006RO

               The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly 
          denied the tenants' applications for rent reductions.

               On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted that the subject 
          apartments are and were well-maintained and that he should be 
          compensated by the DHCR for all legal expenses incurred in the 
          defense of the tenants' claims.

               After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record 
          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeals 
          should be terminated.

               The record shows that there was a fire in the subject building 
          and that the tenants brought an action against the owner in Civil 
          Court, New York County, Housing part, before Hon. J. R. Klein, 
          which resulted in a "so ordered" stipulation of settlement between 
          the parties on January 30, 1992. 

               Moreover, the DHCR inspections held on March 9, 1992 and May 
          11, 1992 demonstrated that the tenants are in occupancy and that 
          the owner had restored all services.

               Consequently, the Rent Administrator issued the appealed 
          orders which terminated the proceedings.

               The Commissioner notes that the petitions on appeal have not 
          put a specific justiciable issue before the Commissioner; nor do 
          they set forth any reasons to challenge the Rent Administrator's 
          determinations.

               The Commissioner has considered and rejects the owner's claims 
          for monetary compensation.  The Division lacks jurisdiction to 
          entertain these claims and the stipulation of January 30, 1992 
          specifically noted that the Civil Court retains continuing 
          jurisdiction in the action over all matters. 

               Accordingly, there are no issues to be determined herein. 

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations for New York City, the Rent Stabilization Law 
          and Code, it is









               ORDERED, that these proceedings be, and the same hereby are, 
          terminated.  






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NOS.: GG410005RO, GG420006RO


          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    







    

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