ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BE 110099 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.:  BE  110099  RO
                                                       
             RICHARD ALBERT,                  :              
                                                 DISTRICT RENT 
                                                 ADMINISTRATOR'S      DOCKET
                                                 NO.:    AG     110453     S
             
                                 PETITIONER   :  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On May 6, 1987, the above-named owner filed  a  petition  for
          administrative review of an order issued on April 30, 1987,  by  a
          District Rent Administrator concerning the housing  accommodations
          known as Apartment No. 1G, 93-43 222nd Street, Queens Village, New 
          York, wherein rent was reduced due to a diminution of service. 

               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 petition for review.  

               On July 1, 1986 the subject tenant, Mary Christie,  filed  an
          application for a rent reduction  based  on  the  owner's  alleged
          failure to maintain service alleging mice and roach infestation.

               On August 12, 1986 the owner  interposed  an  answer  to  the
          tenant's  complaint  wherein  he   alleged,   inter   alia,   that
          extermination services were being provided.

               On October 2, 1986 a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment was carried out by the Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal (DHCR).  The inspector, in  his  report,  noted  that  the
          complained of conditions were as alleged by the tenant.

               On April 30, 1987 the District Rent Administrator issued  the
          order here under review finding that a diminution of services  had
          occurred and reducing the tenant's rent to  the  level  in  effect
          prior to the last rent guideline increase which  commenced  before
          the effective date of the rent reduction. 






               In his petition for administrative review the owner  requests
          reversal of the administrator's order alleging inter alia, that  a






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BE 110099 RO
          hearing held by the DHCR found that  extermination  services  were
          being provided in the subject building. 

               After  careful  consideration  the  Commissioner  is  of  the
          opinion that this petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner notes that the basis of the  administrator's
          order was not that extermination services were not being provided. 
          Rather, the administrator  found  that  these  services  were  not
          efficacious as to the amelioration of conditions in  the  tenant's
          apartment, as evidenced by the inspection results.

               The Commissioner finds that the administrator properly  based
          his determination on the entire record, including the  results  of
          the on-site physical inspection conducted on October 2,  1986  and
          that pursuant to Section 2523.4(a) of the Code, the  administrator
          properly  directed  the  owner  to  correct  the   complained   of
          condition.  

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

               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. 

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner



                                          



























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