CF420303RO                                  
                                    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.:              
CF420303RO             
                     HOWARD KAYE
                         FOR 
                   IRON ASSOCIATES,               RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     BK420572S 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          The above-named petitioner-owner filed a petition for administra- 
          tive review (PAR) of an order issued on June 2, 1988, concerning 
          the housing accommodation known as 202 West 84th Street, Apartment 
          4-W, New York, New York, wherein the Administrator determined that 
          certain conditions in the tenant's apartment constituted a serv- 
          ices decrease.

          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 tenant commenced the proceedings by filing a complaint assert- 
          ing that the owner has failed to maintain certain services in the 
          subject apartment.  A copy of the tenant's complaint was served on 
          the owner.

          Thereafter, an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted by 
          a Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspector who 
          confirmed the existence of a defective condition, in that the 
          bottom sashs of a living room storm window had a broken pane of 
          glass.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of the service and, 
          further, ordered a reduction of the controlled rent.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner states that 
          all repairs have been completed.  No errors of law or fact are 
          alleged.













          CF420303RO                                  



          The DHCR served a copy of the petition on the tenant.

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

          Pursuant to Section 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 
          DHCR is required to order a rent reduction where it is found that 
          an owner has failed to maintain essential services.

          The owner's petition does not establish any basis for modifying or 
          revoking the Administrator's order, which determined that the owner 
          was not maintaining services based on a physical inspection con- 
          firming the existence of a defective condition in the subject 
          apartment for which a rent reduction is warranted.

          The owner alleges that the defective condition has been corrected.  
          If the condition was corrected prior to the issuance of the order 
          under review, the owner offered no evidence to substantiate the 
          allegation before the Administrator.  If the condition was 
          corrected after the issuance date, the determination was proper.

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

           
          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 
          for New York City, 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
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