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                                  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.: CC210185RT
                                                    
                   Claudia Martino            :     RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                    DOCKET NO.: BH210332S

                              PETITIONER      :     
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-name tenant filed a timely Petition for Administrative 
          Review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodation 
          known as 240 Crown Street, Apt. 2X, Brooklyn, N.Y.

          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 petition.

          The tenant commenced the proceeding below by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.

          In an answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth a 
          complaint or otherwise asserted that all required repairs had been 
          or will be completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted by 
          a D.H.C.R. inspector who found that the conditions complained of 
          had been repaired.

          The Rent Administrator denied the tenant's application and 
          terminated the proceeding.

          In her petition for administrative review, the tenant states, in 
          substance, that although the inspector found that repairs had been 
          made, she is still entitled to a rent reduction for the period of 
          time that items were defective.

          The DHCR served a copy of the petition on the owner on May 13, 
          1988.

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

          Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
          required to order a rent reduction, upon application by tenant, 








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          where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required 
          services.  The tenant's petition does not establish any basis for 
          modifying or revoking the Administrator's order which was based on 
          a DHCR physical inspection which disclosed that conditions 
          complained of were not defective.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, 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
                                                   Deputy Commissioner
    

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