BL 110017 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.: BL 110017 RO

     LAUREL ARMS MANAGEMENT             DISTRICT RENT
                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                        NO.: BB 110526 S
                        PETITIONER
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  ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On December 7, 1987 the above named petitioner-owner filed a
Petition  for Administrative Review against an order of the  Rent
Administrator  issued  November 4,  1987.   The  order  concerned
housing  accommodations known as Apt. C19 located at  41-41  43rd
Street, Sunnyside, N.Y. wherein the Administrator ordered a  rent
reduction for failure to maintain required or essential services.

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

      The  tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a Statement
of  Complaint of Decrease in Services on February 10,  1987.   In
that complaint, the tenant attached a check-off list of services
deficiencies  including:  failure to  paint,  peeling  paint  and
plaster,  defective kitchen switches and problems  with  hot  and
cold  water in bathroom.  In answer to the complaint,  the  owner
stated  that  the  complaint  was "baseless  having  no  specific
allegation as required" by the DHCR.

      The  Administrator  ordered a physical  inspection  of  the
apartment, which was held on August 4, 1987 and October 15, 1987.
The  inspector  reported  certain services  deficiencies  in  the
apartment.  The Administrator issued the order here under  review
on November 4, 1987 wherein a rent reduction was ordered based on
the  inspector's  report.   The  rent  was  subsequently  ordered
restored (see Docket No. DF 110011 OR effective July 12, 1989).

      On  appeal,  the  owner states that the  specific  list  of
problems  in the apartment was not served on it and that  repairs
to  the  apartment  have  been completed.   The  tenant  filed  a
response on January 28, 1988 and stated that repairs had not been
made with regard to all items.

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

     The Commissioner notes that, on September 21, 1991, an Order
and  Opinion  Denying  Petitions for  Administrative  Review  was
issued  in  twelve proceedings (see Docket No. BJ 110181  RO  et.
al.).   In  that order, the Commissioner considered and  rejected
the exact argument petitioner raises herein with regard to twelve
other  service  reductions ordered in  the  same  building.   The
decision  in those proceedings mandates that the owner's  defense
must  be  rejected  herein.   The  order  here  under  review  is
affirmed.

      THEREFORE, pursuant to 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:


                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
                                   
                                   
    

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