CD410053RT                                 

                                  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.:              
CD410053RT
                    JEROME SUGAY,    
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     BJ410091OR
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On April 8, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          March 31, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 229 West 101st Street, New York, New York, 
          Apartment 2-D, wherein the Administrator granted the owner's 
          application for rent restoration.  

          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 administrative appeal.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly granted 
          the owner's application for rent restoration.

          On September 24, 1987, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration, alleging that it had restored all those services which 
          were the subject of the Rent Administrator's rent reduction order 
          of September 24, 1987, issued under Docket No. BG410002S.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that the 
          failure to maintain services for which the Rent Administrator 
          reduced the rent has not improved and that the bathroom ceiling 
          continues to pose problems.














          CD410053RT                                 




          A Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspection 
          conducted on January 22, 1988, revealed the following:

               1.   No evidence of water stains or active leak on 
                    living room ceiling but ceiling displays bulge 
                    in small area.

               2.   Bathroom basin has been repaired.

               3.   No evidence of defective shower faucets.  

          Based on this inspection report, the Rent Administrator granted the 
          owner's rent restoration application with a directive to repair the 
          living room ceiling.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the bathroom ceiling collapsed in March, 1987, because of a leak 
          and repairs have still not been made.

          The petition was served on the owner on May 24, 1988, and on May 
          26, 1988, the owner filed an answer to the petition stating that 
          all necessary repairs were made in July, 1987 and that the DHCR 
          inspection supports this position.

          After careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The owner, on proof of restoration of those services which were the 
          subject of the Rent Administrator's reduction order is, by law, 
          entitled to an order of rent restoration.

          A review of the record reveals that the rent reduction order 
          reduced the rent based upon the owner's failure to provide required 
          services.

          The DHCR inspection of January 22, 1988, confirmed that the owner 
          had restored all of those services which were the subject of the 
          Rent Administrator's rent reduction order of September 24, 1987.

          The Commissioner notes, however, that the tenant's PAR addresses 
          the failure of the owner to effect repairs on the bathroom ceiling.  
          A review of the file discloses that the bathroom ceiling was not a 
          subject of the rent reduction order.











          CD410053RT                                 


          Accordingly, the tenant's petition fails to establish that the Rent 
          Administrator improperly granted the owner's application.

          Therefore, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly 
          based his determination on the entire record, including the results 
          of the on-site inspection conducted on January 22, 1988, and that 
          the Administrator properly granted the owner's application to 
          restore the rent.

          The tenant may file another complaint of failure to maintain 
          services if the facts so warrant.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
          that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby, is 
          affirmed.  


          ISSUED:





                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
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