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                                  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.:             
                                                  BK 210072-RT
                 HOWARD DAVIS,                    
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      BB 230016-B 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On November 10, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed  an
          Administrative Appeal against an  order  issued  on  October  27,
          1987, by  the  District  Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing  accommodations
          known as 207 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, N w  York,  various  apart-
          ments.

          The issue herein  is  whether  the  District  Rent  Administrator
          properly terminated the tenant's application for  a  decrease  in
          rent based upon a decrease in building-wide services.

          The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, ter-
          minated the subject proceeding on the  finding  that  the  tenant
          failed to allege any decrease in building-wide services.  The 
          District Rent Administrator issued the order without prejudice to 
          the tenant's right to file Form RA-81 for an individual  decrease
          in essential services.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant alleged, in substance, that  the
          District Rent Administrator  erred  in  terminating  the  subject
          proceeding insofar as 26 tenants signed the RA-84 Form  and  that
          specific information pertaining to a diminution of  building-wide
          services was furnished below in the form of a tenants'  reply  to
          the owner's response to  the  complaint  and  a  tenant  petition
          attesting to the diminution of venetian  blind  and  toilet  seat
          services.


          After a careful consideration of the entire  evidence  of  record
          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should                         be                         denied.
                                                
          A review of the District Rent Office file  clearly  reveals  that
          there were no building-wide service deficiencies  stated  in  the
          tenant's complaint.  All that is alleged is the  owner's  failure
          to replace or repair venetian blinds and to replace broken toilet 
          seats.







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          The Commissioner finds, therefore, that the District Re t  Admin-
          istrator did not commit error in issuing  the  order  terminating
          the proceeding.

          Typically, a building wide service complaint relates  to  service
          deficiencies such as lack of elevator service, unsanitary  halls,
          poor security systems, etc.

          If any tenant is still aggrieved he or she may file an Individual 
          Tenant Statement of Complaint (DHCR  Form  RA-81)  for  decreased
          services alleging such service deficiencies in his or  her  indi-
          vidual apartment.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili 
          zation Law and Code, it is

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


          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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