DF110246RT
                                  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.: DF110246RT

                    Linda Harris,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CJ120017OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodation 
          known as 43-09 43rd Street, Apt. 5B, Sunnyside, New York.

          The Commissioner had reviewed all the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issues raised by the petition.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an Application for 
          Rent Restoration wherein it alleged that it had restored services 
          for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket No. CC130015B had 
          been issued.  The rent reduction order cited the following 
          defective conditions:

          1.   Elevator doesn't level with the floors and elevator tiles are 
               worn out and cracked.

          2.   Sixth (6th) floor ceiling (above incinerator door) is 
blistered and discolored due to water seepage from roof.

          3.   All laundry machines (4) are disconnected and tenants do not 
               have access to the basement. 

          The tenant was served with a copy of the application and was 
          afforded an opportunity to respond.  The tenant stated that the 
          defective conditions still exist.



           
          Thereafter, an inspection of the subject building was conducted on 
          February 10, 1989 by a DHCR inspector who confirmed that the 












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          conditions, for which the rent had been reduced, were found to have 
          been corrected.

          In its petition for administrative review, the tenant states, in 
          substance, that the elevator is not leveling, the new tiles on the 
          elevator floor are cracked, the basement is not accessible and as 
          far as she knows the laundry machines have been removed.  The 
          tenant also states that the sixth floor ceiling has been plastered 
          and painted and so far there is no evidence of water leaking 
          through.

          The DHCR served a copy of the petition on the owner on August 28, 
          1989.  The owner answered that all repairs had been made. 

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

          Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, a rent 
          reduction is warranted upon application by the tenant, where it is 
          found that the owner has failed to maintain required services.  The 
          tenant's petition does not establish any basis for modifying or 
          revoking the Administrator's order which determined that the owner 
          had corrected the defective conditions based on a physical 
          inspection on February 10, 1989 of the subject building.  Based on 
          the inspection, the Administrator properly determined that services 
          had been restored.

          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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