CA620326RO
                                  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.: CA620326RO 
                                                  
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: BD620314S        
          BORUCH GREISMAN/G7H           
          Real Estate Management                PREMISES: 666 East 224th St.
                                                          Apt. No. 3F,       
                                                          Bronx, NY

                                 PETITIONER  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW     
                    
               

               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued on November 6, 1987 
          concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above- 
          described docket number.

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

               The Commissioner had reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issues raised by the administrative appeal.

               This proceeding was commenced on April 16, 1987 by a rent- 
          control tenant who filed a complaint, asserting that the owner 
          failed to maintain numerous required services in the subject 
          apartment.

               On April 29, 1987, the Division sent the owner a copy of the 
          tenant's complaint.

               In an answer filed on May 5, 1987, the owner stated that "all 
          repairs have been completed."

               On September 4, 1987, the Division requested the tenant to 
          confirm the owner's answer.  The tenant wrote that the complaint 
          has not been resolved.













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               Thereafter, an on-site inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted on October 2, 1987 by a Division staff member who 
          reported that the living room wall and the hallway ceiling and 
          walls are stained; that the bedroom  and bathroom ceiling are 
          uneven; that hallway ceiling and walls were painted over peeling 
          paint and the old paint can be seen through the new paint in the 
          ceiling and walls in the hallway, living room and bedroom.

               The Administrator directed the restoration of services and 
          ordered the reduction of the maximum legal rent.

               In the petition for administrative review, the owner attached 
          an alleged copy of a December 4, 1987 letter to the tenant, stating 
          that "for the past 3 weeks we have made several attempts to contact 
          you."
               
               On March 11, 1988, the Division mailed the tenant a copy of 
          the owner's petition.

               In answer, the tenant denied receiving the letter as claimed 
          by the owner and otherwise asserted that the owner ignores all his 
          requests for complete and effective repairs.

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

               The owner's petition does not raise any issue disputing the 
          Administrator's finding of decreased services within the subject 
          apartment.  The owner's unsupported allegation of attempts to 
          complete repairs was made subsequent to the issuance of the 
          Administrator's order which was correct when issued, having been 
          based on an October 2, 1987 on-site inspection.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction 
          Regulations, it is,

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


          ISSUED:                                    





                                             ___________________             
                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta              
                                             Deputy Commissioner             
                                            

    

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