GF210169RO
                                  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.: GF210169RO

                   BESSIE SIMMONS                    RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                     DOCKET NO.: FK210252S
                                    PETITIONER
          ------------------------------------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 
          known as 542 Bainbridge St, Apt 2R, Brooklyn, New York.

          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 certain services in 
          the subject apartment.

          In answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in the 
          complaint or otherwise asserted that all required repairs had been 
          or will be completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted by 
          a D.C.H.R inspector who confirmed the existence of the following 
          defective conditions:  Bathroom ceiling, leaks and stains in the 
          bathroom and kitchen.

          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, in 
          substance, that all repairs have been performed and attached 
          therewith a copy of a work proposal for the subject apartment dated 
          April 24, 1992.

















          GF210169RO

          The DHCR served a copy of the petition on the tenant on July 3, 
          1992.  The tenant interposed an answer to the owners petition which 
          stated that repairs have not been completed.

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

          Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
          required to order the rent reduction, upon application by the 
          tenant, where it is found that the owner has failed to maintain 
          required services.  The owner's petition does not establish any
          basis for modifying or revoking the Administrator's order which 
          determined that the owner was not maintaining required services 
          based on a physical inspection confirming the existence of 
          defective conditions in the subject apartment for which a rent 
          reduction is warranted.

          The record indicates that the owner filed a rent restoration 
          application under Docket No. GF210149OR which is pending before the 
          Administrator. 

          The automatic stay of the retroactive rent abatement that resulted 
          by the filing of this petition is vacated upon issuance of this 
          order and opinion.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
          and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, it is,

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

          ISSUED:  






                                                                            
                                                        JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                        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