BA 110037 RO
                                  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 
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:  BA 110037 RO

                  PARK HILL ASSOCIATES,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: ZQ 3119561 S

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On April  24,  1987  the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          March 20, 1987 by the  Administrator,  (Gertz  Plaza)  concerning
          housing accommodations  known  as  Apartment  4R,  42-45  Kissena
          Boulevard Flushing, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator 
          determined that certain service was not being provided and  as  a
          result reduced the rent of the subject apartment  by  $10.00  per
          month.  Said order was subsequently  amended  and  the  rent  was
          reduced to the level in effect prior to the last  rent  guideline
          increase which commenced before the effective date of this order.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issues raised by the administrative appeal.

          In this petition the owner contends, in substance,  that  it  was
          not served with the tenant's  service  complaint  concerning  the
          defective  air  conditioners;  and  that  said  tenant's  service
          complaint was previously denied by the Administrator.

          In response  to  the  owner's  petition,  the  tenant  notes,  in
          substance, that the owner had removed the  two  air  conditioning
          units from  the  apartment;  and  that  the  ($10.00)  additional
          charge for said items should not be reflected in her rent.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should  be
          granted.

          A review of the record in the proceeding below discloses that the 
          tenant had filed an overcharge complaint  and  alleged  that  the
          owner  requested  an  additional  increase  of  $10.00  for   two
          "defective"  air  conditioners.   A  copy  of   said   overcharge
          complaint was mailed to the owner.  However, the  owner  was  not
          served with the herein tenant's service  complaint.  Accordingly,
          the Commissioner finds that  the  Administrator's  determination,
          that the owner failed to maintain certain required  services  was
          not warranted;  and  thus,  the  Administrator's  order  must  be






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          revoked.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's filing  an
          application for a rent reduction for any decrease in services, if 
          the facts so warrant.

          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,  granted;
          and that the order of the Rent Administrator  be,  and  the  same
          hereby is, revoked.

          NOTE:      The  tenant  may  pay  any  arrears  in  rent
                    resulting from this order in 24 equal  monthly
                    installments.



          ISSUED:
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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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