ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.:  BG 110204 RT
                                  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.:              
                                                 BG 110204 RT
                                              :  
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.:                 
                                                 AL 110355 - S               
                  AIDA AVILES                
                                                 PREMISES: 119-17 
                                                           111th Ave.,
                                                           Apt. 1G,
                              PETITIONER      :            South Ozone       
                                                           Park, N. Y.
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations relating to the above described docket number.

               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.  

               The tenant commenced the proceeding below by filing a 
          complaint asserting that the owner failed to maintain numerous 
          services in the subject apartment.

               In its answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in 
          the tenant's complaint or otherwise asserted that all required 
          repairs had been or will be completed.

               Thereafter, an inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who reported that, except for two 
          minor items, all conditions complained of had been repaired.

               The Rent Administrator determined that a rent reduction was 
          not warranted but ordered the owner to restore the services cited 
          by the inspector.

               In the petition for administrative review, the tenant states 
          in substance, that her complaint did warrant a rent reduction.














          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.:  BG 110204 RT

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

               The evidence of record supports the Administrator's 
          determination that a rent reduction is not warranted.  The tenant 
          complained about many serious conditions in the apartment requiring 
          repair and the physical inspection by DHCR revealed that the owner 
          had made substantial repairs.  The two remaining minor items which 
          the owner was directed to restore do not warrant a finding that the 
          owner has failed to maintain required services.  The Commissioner 
          notes that in the subsequent compliance proceeding, it was 
          determined that the owner had complied with the directive to 
          restore.   

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act 
          of 1974,  it is

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
          is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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