CA610195RT
                                  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.: CA610195RT

                    Madeline M. Dickstein,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: AJ610101OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On January 20, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant timely 
          refiled a petition for administrative review of an order issued on 
          November 6, 1987, by the Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 750 Pelham Parkway South, Apt. 1W, Bronx, 
          New York, wherein the Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application based on the tenant's statement of consent 
          that apartment repairs had been completed. 

          This proceeding was commenced by the filing of an application to 
          restore rent by the owner dated October 22, 1986.  By letter 
          received August 19, 1987, the tenant advised that her complaints, 
          which resulted in the rent reduction, had been resolved.  The 
          tenant thanked the Division and requested that the rent be 
          restored.  Thereafter, an inspection conducted by a Division 
          employee confirmed that conditions had been corrected, resulting in 
          the order herein appealed.

          In the PAR, the tenant contends that she signed the statement of 
          consent on the owner's promise that the apartment would be painted, 
          all other repairs having been done.  The tenant asserted that the 
          apartment was not painted and feels that the rent should not have 
          been restored.

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




          The conditions which resulted in the order reducing the rent dated 
          July 17, 1985 were:  (1) a cracked window in the bathroom, and 












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          (2) water back up in the kitchen sink.  Subsequent communications 
          from the tenant in connection with a compliance proceeding confirm 
          that prior to October 10, 1986, the owner had complied with the 
          directives of the order reducing the rent, and the owner was 
          directed to file for restoration.

          In connection with the application to restore rent, the tenant 
          advised that  her complaints had been resolved and that in August, 
          1987 water damage in her apartment had been corrected, various 
          rooms had been painted, and she requested the rent be restored.  An 
          inspection conducted on September 28, 1987, at which the tenant was 
          present, confirmed that the back up in the kitchen sink had been 
          repaired.  Other communications from the tenant advise that the 
          apartment windows have been replaced.

          Based on the evidence of record, the Administrator's order was 
          correct when issued.  Any outstanding repairs or further reduction 
          of services, if any, that the tenant may be referring to appear not 
          to be related to the conditions which were the basis for the rent 
          reduction herein.

          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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