DE220456RT
                                  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.: DE220456RT    
                                                                            
               
          Elaine Johnson                          RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: CH220112OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 

                                          
          On May 9, 1989 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a Petition 
          for Administrative Review of an order issued on April 18, 1989, by 
          the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodations known 
          as Apt. 2F, 125 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY  wherein  the  Rent
          Administrator  granted  in  part  the  owner's  rent  restoration
          application and ordered rent restoration in the amount of 10%  of
          the maximum legal rent.

          The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully considered 
          that portion relevant to the issues raised by this appeal.
           
          A review of the record reveals that on August 24, 1988, the owner 
          filed an application seeking restoration of rent  that  had  been
          reduced in an order issued on March 31,  1988  in  Docket  Number
          AG220514S.

          In answer to the application, the tenant, through counsel, stated 
          that the owner's application should be denied because repairs have 
          not been completed.

          A physical inspection by DHCR on March 30, 1989 revealed that the 
          peeling paint and plaster condition throughout the apartment  had
          been repaired but not the windows.

          Based on this inspection report, the Rent Administrator issued the 
          order appealed herein, restoring the rent by 10% of  the  maximum
          legal rent and advising the owner to reapply for the remaining 
          reduction of $10.25 after repairing the windows.

















          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts that 
          the portion of the order restoring the rent for the painting  and
          plastering of the apartment should be revoked because the work was 
          not done properly and immediately began to deteriorate.

          The petition was served on  the  owner  on  July  12,  1989.   In
          response, the owner alleged that the tenant is harassing the owner 
          by claiming that there is something wrong every time repairs  are
          made in order to prevent the rent from being restored.

          After careful  consideration  of  the  evidence  of  record,  the
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied. 
            
          The Rent Administrator's order was properly based on the results of 
          a physical inspection by a Division employee who reported that the 
          apartment had been plastered and painted in a workmanlike manner. 
          The tenant does not dispute this but asserts that the job was not 
          done properly and that the  leak  damage  soon  reappeared.   The
          Commissioner considers this to be a new condition for  which  the
          tenant should file a new complaint.  The tenant has not established 
          that at the time the Rent Administrator's order was  issued,  the
          painting and plastering repairs were not done.

          Therefore, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City, it is

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

          ISSUED:


           
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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