DC210432RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                                  92-31 UNION HALL
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: DC210432RO

                    Joseph Spitzer,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: BL210600S
                                   PETITIONER
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 
                  IN PART AND MODIFYING RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

          On March 30, 1989, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on 
          February 24, 1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 50 East 19 Street, Apt. C-9, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y., wherein the Administrator determined that the 
          owner had failed to maintain certain services.

          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.

          The proceeding was commenced by the filing of a complaint of 
          decreased services, dated December 14, 1987.  The owner responded 
          to the complaint asserting that all required repairs had been or 
          will be completed.  Thereafter, an inspection of the apartment 
          disclosed defective plaster in the bedroom and a leaking bathroom 
          sink drain.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner states in 
          substance that the conditions disclosed by the inspection are not 
          those originally complained of.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
          granted in part and the Administrator's order modified.




          The finding of water-stained plaster on the ceiling and wall of the 
          bedroom as well as an incomplete bedroom wall bears a sufficient 












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          relation to the condition complained of that the owner can be 
          charged with sufficient notice of the condition.  The finding of a 
          leaking drain, however, was not raised in and is not related to the 
          tenant's complaint.  Accordingly, the Administrator's order is 
          modified to delete the finding of a leaking drain.

          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, granted in 
          part, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, modified in accordance herewith.  
            
                  


          ISSUED:






                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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