CJ110154RT
                                  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.:  CJ110154RT
                                                  
          DARRELL COOPER                          RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: CC110020B
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
               On October 5, 1988 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued September 1, 1988. The order concerned various 
          housing accommodations located at 212-29 Hillside Avenue, Queens 
          Village, N.Y.  The Administrator directed the owner to restore 
          certain building-wide services.  

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

               This proceeding was commenced on March 10, 1988 when 107 of 
          the 200 tenants joined in the filing of a Statement of Complaint of 
          Decrease in building-wide Services wherein they alleged that the 
          owner was not maintaining certain required building services.

               The owner was served with a copy of the complaint and afforded 
          an opportunity to respond. The owner filed a response on May 6, 
          1988 and stated that it had alleviated the flooding condition 
          complained of by the tenants and restored the burner system.
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on May 20, 1988 and 
          revealed the elevators located in the east and west wings do not 
          level properly and that the elevator floor indicator lights were 
          not operating properly for each floor.  All other services were 
          found to have been maintained. 

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          September 1, 1988 and directed the owner to restore the elevator 
          service.  The Administrator determined that a rent reduction was 
          not warranted.













          CJ110154RT

               On appeal the tenant states that elevator leveling was not 
          mentioned in the complaint and that the Administrator never 
          addressed the issue of failure to provide adequate heat and hot 
          water.  The petition was served on the owner on December 6, 1988 

               The owner filed a response on December 12, 1988 and stated 
          that the elevator and burner system had been repaired.

               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               With regard to the issue of heat and hot water, the 
          Commissioner notes that the DHCR inspector reported that the hot 
          water temperature in the east and west wing was adequate and that 
          heat was not required at the time of the inspection.  Therefore, 
          the tenant is incorrect in alleging that the Administrator did not 
          address these issues in issuing the order here under review.  The 
          Commissioner agrees, based on a review of the complaint, that the 
          tenants did not complaint about elevator leveling.  However, the 
          inspector found that the elevator was operating at the time of the 
          inspection.  This report is entitled to more probative weight than 
          the unsupported allegations of the tenant.  The order here under 
          review is affirmed.

               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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