CC110238RO
                                  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.: CC110238RO 
                                                  
                                               RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: BG110485S        
          Hen Yam Lee Corp./Edwin J. Lee,         
                                               PREMISES: 36-07 Steinway St.,
                                                         Apt. # 3C
                                                         Long Island City, 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 March 3, 1988 
          concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above- 
          described docket number.

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

               This proceeding was commenced on July 10, 1987 by a rent- 
          stabilized tenant filing a complaint, asserting that the window is 
          defective; that the walls in the children's bedroom are defective; 
          that water pours through the living room ceiling; that the kitchen 
          light is defective; that the buzzer does not work; and that the 
          apartment needs painting.  The tenant submitted photos of these 
          defective conditions.

               On August 20, 1987, the Division transmitted the tenant's 
          complaint to the owner.

               In answer, the owner stated that all repairs would be 
          completed on September 8, 1987.

               Thereafter, an on-site inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted on December 10, 1987 by a Division staff member who 
          confirmed that the windows throughout the apartment have defective 
          frames, sashes and locks; that the ceilings and walls in the 
          bedroom and living room are peeling paint and plaster and need to 
          be painted; and that the ceiling in the living room is leaking.












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

               In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends 
          in substance that the Administrator's orders (this order BG110485S 
          and another order BF110677S) are based on the same complaints; that 
          it has never received the complaints; and that upon receipt of the 
          Administrator's order, it made all necessary repairs.

               On June 8, 1988, the Division mailed a copy of the owner's 
          petition to the tenant.

               In an answer filed on July 1, 1988, the tenant stated that the 
          owner had not made repairs in a workmanlike manner; that the 
          ceiling is falling; and that the apartment paint is peeling.

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

               Contrary to the owner's allegation, the record clearly shows 
          that the owner did receive the tenant's complaint in the proceeding 
          below and filed an answer stating that all repairs will be 
          completed on September 8, 1987.  The Administrator's order was 
          based upon a December 10, 1987 staff inspector's report which found 
          defective conditions within the apartment as alleged in the 
          tenant's complaint.  Thus, the determination was in all respects 
          proper and is hereby sustained.

               The owner's bare allegations that repairs were made subsequent 
          to the issuance of the Administrator's order does not disturb the 
          determination based on on-site inspection confirming the continued 
          existence of decreased services.

               A search of the Division's records reveals that the alleged 
          duplicate tenant's complaint (BF110677S) was filed on a different 
          date (June 18, 1987) and inspected at a different time with a 
          different finding of hazardous exposed electrical wires.  The owner 
          is aware of these other proceedings because it has filed an 
          administrative appeal (CB110289RO) against this order (BF110677S), 
          and also filed various applications for rent restoration which had 
          been denied.  Accordingly, the Commissioner finds the owner's 
          allegation of duplication without merit.

               




               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 






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          Code, it is,

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and that the Administrator's order (BG110485S) be, and the 
          same hereby is, affirmed.



          ISSUED:                                    





                                                  ___________________        
                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        
                                                 

                    






    

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