CE410068RO

                                  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.:
                                                  CE410068RO
               TING'S INTERNATIONAL CORP.,                                 
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONER      CA410140HW
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On May 4, 1988, the above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review against an order issued concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 366 West 23rd Street, New York, 
          New York, Apartment 2-E.

          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 in this petition. 

          The tenant commenced the proceeding below by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain heat and hot water 
          services.  

          Thereafter, on March 9, 1988, a staff inspector conducted an on 
          site inspection of the subject apartment and reported as follows:

               1.   The hot water is inadequate with a temperature 
                    of 115@ F, and

               2.   There was no heat in the subject apartment at 
                    the time of inspection.

          Based thereon, the Rent Administrator, by order dated April 4, 
          1988, directed restoration of these services and further ordered a 
          reduction of the legal regulated rent.















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          In the petition for administrative review, the owner asserts that 
          the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) did not notify 
          the owner of the tenant's complaint.

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

          Division records disclose that on February 8, 1988, the DHCR mailed 
          to the owner a Notice and Transmittal of Tenant's Complaint to the 
          address of Ting's International Corp., 485 Sixth Avenue, New York, 
          New York 10011, the owner's registered address.  That envelope was 
          not returned by the Post Office.

          Therefore, this petition does not establish any basis for modifying 
          or revoking the Administrator's order which determined that the 
          owner was not maintaining required services based on a staff    
          inspection confirming the existence of defective conditions for 
          which a rent reduction is warranted.

          The owner may file a rent restoration application if the facts so 
          warrant. 

          The automatic stay of the retroactive rent abatement that resulted 
          by the filing of this petition is vacated upon issuance of this 
          Order and Opinion.  


          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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