GA 110221 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.:   
                                                  GA 110221-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                   S. CHERPELIS              DOCKET NO.: 
               c/o GALLAN AGENCY,                 FK 110034-HW
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  36-03 191ST Street
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. 4-B, Flushing, 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  this  proceeding  by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain adequate heat and 
          hot water in the subject apartment.

          The owner did not interpose an answer to the  tenant's  complaint
          although afforded the opportunity to do so.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector who confirmed  that  heat  and  hot  water  were
          inadequate.

          The Rent Administrator directed  restoration  of  these  services
          and further ordered, a reduction of the stabilization rent.

          In its petition for administrative review, the owner states  that
          hot water is erratic due to three illegal washing machines,  that
          a new hot water heater has been installed, and that  three  other
          tenants stated that heat and hot water is adequate.  Attached  to
          the petition are five photocopied pages.


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

          The Commissioner notes that none of the documents attached to the 
          owner's petition were submitted while this proceeding was  before
          the Rent Administrator.  Moreover, the owner did not interpose an 
          answer to  the  tenant's  complaint.   Accordingly,  pursuant  to






          GA 110221 RO
          Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization  Code,  these  documents
          may not be considered now when offered  for  the  first  time  on
          administrative appeal.

          This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the owner's 
          rights as they may pertain to an application to the Division  for
          a restoration of rent based upon a restoration of services.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili 
          zation Law and Code, 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