CF 230116 RO

                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  CF 230116-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                 KENNETH FISHEL  d/b/a       DOCKET NO.: 
                 KENNETH LAWRENCE CO.             BI 210066-B
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  415 Washington Ave.
                                   PETITIONER     Brooklyn, NY
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW  


          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for  administrative
          review of an order issued concerning the building relating to the 
          above described docket number.

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

          The stabilized tenant of Apartment 61 commenced  this  proceeding
          by filing a complaint asserting that  the  owner  had  failed  to
          maintain certain services in the subject building.

          In its answer, the owner stated inter alia that  the  complainant
          was no longer a tenant, had settled all claims by  court  ordered
          stipulation (attached to the answer) and  vacated  the  premises.
          The owner further denied any decrease in services.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment  was  conducted
          by a DHCR inspector on February 5, 1988, who  noted  a  defective
          front entrance door lock.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of this  service  and
          further ordered, a five dollar reduction of the  monthly  rentals
          of the rent-controlled tenants.



          In its petition for administrative  review,  the  owner  requests
          reversal of the Rent Administrator's order alleging  a  violation
          of due process in that none of the  tenants  for  whom  rent  was
          reduced had been signatories of the complaint.

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







          CF 230116 RO
          The Commissioner notes that  apart  from  the  former  tenant  of
          Apartment 61 no other signatures were on the original  complaint.
          After this tenant  vacated  the  premises  on  October  15,  1987
          (before the inspection and seven months prior to the issuance  of
          the order under review)  there  was  no  longer  any  complaining
          tenant party to the  complaint.   Accordingly,  the  Commissioner
          finds that the proceeding should have been  terminated  and  that
          the Rent Administrator's order should be revoked in toto nunc pro 
          tunc.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili 
          zation Law and Code, and the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City, it is,

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted,
          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby
          is, revoked in toto nunc pro tunc.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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