STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: BI410293RT
          WILLIAM T. MANTLO                       RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: BD430030B

               On September 21, 1987 the above named petitioner-tenant filed 
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued August 20, 1987. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt 5-A located at 317 West 93rd Street, 
          New York, N.Y.  The Administrator denied the tenants' application 
          for a rent reduction.  

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               This proceeding was commenced on April 3, 1987 by the filing 
          of a Statement of Complaint of Decrease in Building-Wide Services 
          wherein the tenant requested a rent reduction based on a lack of 
          elevator service.

               The owner was served with a copy of the complaint and afforded 
          an opportunity to respond. The owner filed a response on May 14, 
          1987 and stated, in sum, that the building elevators were being 
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on June 16, 1987 and 
          revealed that the elevator was working properly. The Administrator 
          issued the order here under review on August 20, 1987 and denied 
          the application.

               On appeal the tenant states that the complaint, which alleged 
          no elevator service for a six month period, was erroneously denied 
          and that any repairs were nonessential and for tax abatement 
          purposes only.  The petition was served on the owner on November 


          24, 1987

               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the Administrator 
          properly denied the complaint.  The physical inspection described 
          above clearly showed that the elevator was repaired before said 
          inspection took place.  The inspector's failure to confirm the 
          allegation in the complaint required the Administrator to deny 
          relief.  The order here under review is affirmed.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 

               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.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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