Section 11.10 Time of Hearing; Consolidation

(Amended September 19, 1989; and October 20, 1998)

          Within a reasonable time following the filing of a petition and payment of the estimator fee, if required, the petition shall be referred to a Administrative Law Judge. If the petition is for a determination of disability pursuant to Ordinance Sections 37.9(i)(1)(B)(i) and (ii), such hearing may be conducted by a Administrative Law Judge or other designee of the Rent Board. That Administrative Law Judge shall hold the hearing within forty-five (45) days of the date of the filing of the petition. Where petitions are filed by or for tenants of a single housing complex, and there are common material issues of law or fact, those petitions shall be consolidated for hearing, unless to do so would be unfair to either party.  Written notice of the hearing, by mail, shall be given at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the hearing.  A declaration under penalty of perjury stating the date and place of the mailing of such notice and stating to whom and at what addresses the notice was sent shall be retained in the file of each case.