DG420116RT
                                  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.: DG420116RT
                                                  
          MARY ANILYAN                            RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: DA420122OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
               On July 17, 1989 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued on June 16, 1989. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt 4A located at 212 East 26th Street, New 
          York, N.Y.  The Administrator granted in part the owner's rent 
          restoration application.  

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

               The owner commenced this proceeding on January 24, 1989 by 
          filing an application for rent restoration and alleged, in sum, 
          that it had restored all services for which a rent reduction order 
          (Docket No. BE420089S) had been issued.  The Commissioner notes 
          that the Administrator reduced the rent by $21.00 per month based 
          on the following findings: substitute refrigerator is smaller than 
          original; kitchen sink leaks; dripping bathroom faucet; bathroom 
          replacement floor tiles do not match original tiles; toilet seat 
          worn; hole in bathroom ceiling near light fixture; missing bathroom 
          towel rack; defective bathroom door knob and bathroom wall peeling 
          paint and plaster.

               The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant filed a response on 
          February 17, 1989.
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  The inspection was conducted on May 30, 1989 and 
          revealed that the kitchen sink no longer leaked; that the bathroom 
          door knob was replaced; and that there was no evidence of peeling 
          paint and plaster in the bathroom.  













          DG420116RT

               The Administrator issued the order being appealed on June 16, 
          1989 and granted the owner's application in part.  Rent restoration 
          of $8.00 per month was ordered with the owner given leave to refile 
          for the remaining $13.00 when the other services cited in the rent 
          reduction order were restored.

               On appeal the tenant states, in relevant part, that the 
          kitchen sink was not repaired by the owner and that the bathroom 
          door knob and paint job were not done in a workmanlike manner.   
           
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly 
          determined the matter of the owner's rent restoration application 
          on the basis of a physical inspection which revealed that certain 
          of the conditions cited in the rent reduction order had been 
          adequately addressed. The order being appealed was correctly issued 
          and is affirmed.  The owner may refile for the remaining $13.00 of 
          rent restoration when services have been fully restored.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City, 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:



                                                                             
                                             LULA M. ANDERSON  
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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