ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: DK-210359-RO

                                  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.:               
                                                 DK-210359-RO    
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT             
                                                 ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET     
                                                 NO.: CG-220527-S           
           A. VASILAKOS,
                                                                          
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On November 10, 1989, the above-named petitioner owner filed 
          a Petition for  Administrative  Review  (PAR)  against  an  order
          issued on October 3, 1989 by  the  Rent  Administrator  at  Gertz
          Plaza, concerning the housing accommodation known as 5922  Eighth
          Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 2nd floor, wherein the  Administrator
          determined the tenant's complaint of a  reduction  of  individual
          services.

               Although the owner responded that  conditions  had  been  or
          were in the process of being corrected, a  subsequent  inspection
          confirmed some of the conditions reported by the  tenant.   Based
          on the results of the inspection, the Administrator  reduced  the
          tenant's rent-controlled rent for inadequate hot water (7  1/2%),
          a rotted floor in the foyer area ($3.00) and leak damage  in  the
          master bedroom and bathroom ceiling ($6.00).  

               On appeal, the owner claims  that  the  rent  reduction  was
          excessive in light of the tenant's already low  controlled  rent,
          that the  hot  water  temperature  was  adequate,  and  that  the
          ceiling leaks occurred after the owner's answer. 

               The applicable law  is  Section  2202.16  of  the  Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations.  


               The Commissioner finds  that  the  rent  reductions  granted
          reflected the usual reductions for  the  conditions  cited.   The
          owner's  claim  of  adequate  hot  water  was   belied   by   the
          inspector's report.   Also,  the  tenant's  complaint  cited  the
          damaged ceiling condition.  Consequently,  the  owner's  petition
          should be denied. 

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the  provisions  of  the  Rent






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: DK-210359-RO
          and Eviction Regulations and the City Rent Control Law, it is

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

          ISSUED:









                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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