CH410102RT

                                  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.: CH410102RT
                                                  
          PAUL SYLVER                             RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: CA430105B
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
               On August 15, 1988 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued July 20, 1988. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. 3F located at 1075 First Avenue, New 
          York, N.Y.  The Administrator directed restoration of services and 
          ordered a rent reduction for failure to maintain required services.  

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 
          appeal.

               The tenant commenced this proceeding on January 27, 1988 by 
          filing a Statement of Complaint of Decrease in Building-Wide 
          Services wherein he alleged that the owner was not maintaining 
          certain required services including public areas in need of 
          cleaning, defective intercom system and the fact that the building 
          entrance door was not properly locked.

               The owner was served with a copy of the complaint and afforded 
          an opportunity to respond. The owner filed a response on February 
          29, 1988 and stated, in sum, that it was maintaining required 
          services in the building.
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on April 5, 1988 and 
          revealed the following:

                    1.   Public areas and stairs require cleaning,

                    2.   Air shafts require cleaning,

                    3.   Defective intercom,












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                    4.   Building entrance door leading to vestibule is not 
                         locked.

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on July 
          20, 1988.  A rent reduction of $15.00 per month was ordered for all 
          rent controlled tenants in the subject building. The Administrator 
          directed restoration of services with regard to the rent stabilized 
          tenants who signed the complaint.

               On appeal the tenant states, in sum, that the owner has not 
          restored the services cited in the order directing restoration of 
          services.  The petition was served on the owner on September 30, 
          1988.
           
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The tenant has not stated a valid objection to the correctness 
          of the order here under review nor demonstrated that he has been 
          aggrieved in any way by the issuance of this order.  Therefore, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the order here under review 
          should be affirmed.  If the owner has not restored services the 
          tenant's remedy is to commence a noncompliance proceeding with the 
          Division.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 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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