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. HL 410073 RO


                    ROTA HOLDING CORPORATION  :   DISTRICT RENT OFFICE
                                 PETITIONER   :   DOCKET NO. EC410069R

          ------------------------------------X   TENANT: MICHAEL LECHONZAK




          ORDER AND OPINION TERMINATING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

           

          On December 8, 1993, the above-named owner filed a Petition for 
          Administrative Review (PAR) of an order issued on November 4, 1993 
          by the Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodations 
          known as 329 West 55th Street, New York, New York, Apartment No. 
          1C, wherein the Administrator determined that an overcharge had 
          occurred.

          This proceeding was commenced on March 5, 1990 by the filing of an 
          overcharge complaint.  In the order here under review, the 
          Administrator established the lawful stabilization rent for the 
          subject apartment and calculated the total overcharges (including 
          treble damages) due the tenant.  By letter dated January 29, 1994, 
          the owner submitted a letter of withdrawal of the subject 
          proceeding.  Enclosed therewith was a letter of discontinuance from 
          the tenant, which outlined the terms of the withdrawal and 
          settlement agreement between the tenant and the owner.

          The Commissioner grants approval of the negotiated settlement 
          agreement insofar as the owner has reduced the rent to the lawful 
          stabilized rent of $410.82 per month for the period of September 1, 
          1992 to August 31, 1994.




















          DOCKET NO.: HL410073-RO


          However, to the extent that the stipulation purports to settle 
          arrearages, the Commissioner notes that this is a contractual 
          matter between the parties not within the purview of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, and not subject to the jurisdiction of 
          the DHCR.

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

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

          ISSUED:

                                                                            
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
            






























                                        - 2 -
    

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