CD410057RT
                                    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.:              
                                                  CD410057RT
                      WAYNE BRUCE,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     BK410004B 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On April 8, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a peti- 
          tion for Administrative Review (PAR) of an order issued on March 4, 
          1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommoda- 
          tion known as 301 East 73rd Street, Building-wide, New York, NY, 
          wherein the Rent Administrator determined that conditions giving 
          rise to the tenants' complaint had been corrected.

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

          This proceeding was commenced by the filing by many tenants of a 
          complaint of a decrease in services dated October 17, 1987, al- 
          leging that the building's elevators often malfunction, generally 
          four out of seven days.

          An inspection conducted by a Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal (DHCR) inspector on February 5, 1988, found the elevators 
          to be working properly at the time of inspection.  Consequently, 
          the Administrator issued an order on March 4, 1988, denying the 
          tenant's complaint on the basis that the condition had been 
          corrected.

          In the PAR, the tenant contends that the elevators continue to 
          malfunction, that it is a recurring problem, and that it was 
          improper for the Administrator to conclude after one inspection 
          that the problem has been corrected.














                    





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

          A physical inspection of the elevators showed that services were 
          being maintained.  As it is not the policy of this Division to 
          conduct multiple inspections to verify a particular complaint, it 
          was proper for the Administrator to rely on the results of the one 
          inspection to determine the outcome in this case.


          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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