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 110257-RO
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: AK 110141-S
       J.R.D. MANAGEMENT CORP.,
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On July 24, 1987, the above named petitioner-owner filed  a  Petition  for
     Administrative Review against an order issued on July  10,  1987,  by  the
     District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica,  New  York,
     concerning housing accommodations  known  as  Apartment  5N,  155-01  90th
     Avenue,  Jamaica,  New  York  wherein  the  District  Rent   Administrator
     determined that the owner had failed to  maintain  services  warranting  a
     rent reduction.

     The issue in this appeal is  whether  the  District  Rent  Administrator's
     order was warranted.

     The  applicable  section  of  the  law  is  Section  2523.4  of  the  Rent
     Stabilization Code.

     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.  

     This proceeding was commenced on October 31, 1986 by the  tenant's  filing
     of an Individual Tenant Statement of Complaint of Decrease in Services.

     An inspection of the subject apartment on February 25, 1987 confirmed  the
     existence of the defective conditions listed in the tenant's complaint.

     Based on the inspection report, the District Rent Administrator, in Docket 
     Number ZAK 110141-S issued July 10, 1 987 reduced the rent of the  subject
     apartment effective January 1, 1 987.

     In this petition, the owner contends, inter alia, that the  District  Rent
     Administrator's order is incorrect  and  should  be  revoked  because  the
     Administrator's order is duplicate of an earlier order under Docket Number 
     ZAJ 110173-S.

     In response, the tenant contends in substance that the owner has  repaired
     all the defective conditions as indicated in Docket Number BG 110076-OR.









          DOCKET NUMBER: BG 110257-RO
     The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be granted.

     A review of the record in the instant case  indicates  that  the  tenant's
     complaint was a duplicate of a complaint filed  two  weeks  earlier  under
     Docket Number ZAJ 110173-S for which the tenant received a rent  reduction
     on June 10, 1987.  

     The Commissioner notes that the owner filed a rent restoration application 
     against the earlier rent reduction order (ZAJ 110173-S) which was  granted
     on January 14, 1988 under Docket Number BG 110076-OR.

     Based on the foregoing, the  Commissioner  finds  that  the  Administrator
     erred in granting the second rent reduction under Docket Number 
     AK 110141-S.

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

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

     ISSUED:














                                                                   
                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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