BD 110381 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.: BD 110381 RO

                                               DISTRICT RENT ORDER
               Fisher Associates               DOCKET NO.: QS 000663-B

                                               
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                         AND MODIFYING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

          On April  22,  1987  the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          March 19, 1987 by  the  Administrator  (Gertz  Plaza)  concerning
          housing accommodations known as 35-15  Leverich  Street,  Queens,
          New  York,  various   apartments,   wherein   the   Administrator
          determined that certain  service,  were  not  being  provided  or
          maintain and as a result reduced the rents of various  controlled
          tenants by $9.00 per month.  The rents of the stabilized  tenants
          were reduced to the level  in  effect  prior  to  the  last  rent
          guideline increase which commence 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 issue raised by the administrative appeal.

          In its petition, the owner does not question the propriety of the 
          Administrator's finding of a reduction  in  services  but  rather
          contends, in substance, that the rent reduction ($9.00 per month) 
          ordered for the controlled tenants was excessive.

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

          A review of the record  indicates  that  the  Rent  Administrator
          properly determined the tenants' complaint of  service  reduction
          on the basis of a physical inspection  which  revealed  that  the
          owner had failed to  maintain  and\or  provide  certain  required
          services to wit: defective intercom system, missing light fixture 
          near fire escape, hallway  vents  inoperative,  first  and  sixth
          floor has peeling and plaster.  The record further indicates that 
          the subject  premises  was  exclusively  occupied  by  stabilized
          tenants and thus the owner was not  aggrieved  by  the  purported
          rent decrease ($9.00 per month) as to  controlled  tenants.   The
          Commissioner finds that the Administrator  properly  reduced  the
          rents of the subject stabilized apartments at the premises.

          The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  rents  of   the   stabilized
          apartments were subsequently restored by the Division based  upon






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          the owner's restoration of the required services.

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  the   Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code,  and  the  New  York  City  Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied,
          and that the order Administrator's order be, and the same  hereby
          is, affirmed except as to such portion which purports  to  reduce
          the rent for controlled apartments, which is hereby deleted.

          ISSUED:

           
                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
    

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