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.:BL220300RT

                    Abe Salm,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:AB220086OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



          On December 10, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on November 
          6, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the  housing 
          accommodation known as 901 Avenue H, Brooklyn, NY, Apt. 5-H wherein 
          the Administrator determined that the owner had partially corrected 
          the conditions upon which a prior rent reduction order had been 
          based and partially granted the owner's application for a 
          restoration of rent.  The maximum/legal rent of the subject rent- 
          controlled apartment was restored in the amount of $10.00 per month 
          plus all lawful increases granted subsequent to the order reducing 
          rent.  The Rent Administrator's determination was based on an 
          inspection, held on September 17, 1987, which showed that not all 
          repairs had been made.  More specifically, the inspection showed 
          that the only uncorrected condition was the water-damaged master 
          bedroom ceiling and small bedroom wall.

          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.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly issued 
          the appealed order which partially granted the owner's application 
          for a restoration of rent.



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          Docket No.  BL220300RT

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          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant alleged that the condition upon 
          which the order decreasing rent was based has not been corrected by 
          the owner.  The tenant asserted that the master bedroom ceiling was 
          steadily getting worse because of the shower still in the apartment 
          immediately above.  After a careful consideration of the evidence 
          of record the Commissioner is of the opinion that the 
          administrative appeal should be denied.

          A review of the file indicates that the Rent Administrator 
          specifically excepted the repair of the water-damaged master 
          bedroom ceiling and small bedroom wall from the order restoring 
          rent.  Consequently, the petitioner's claim that the owner had not 
          corrected the very same conditions is both redundant and nugatory.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator 
          properly issued the appealed order, which partially granted the 
          owner's application for a restoration of rent.

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

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

          Upon a restoration of services the owner may separately apply for 
          a rent restoration.


          ISSUED:

                                                                             
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Deputy Commissioner







































           






    

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