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.:DG430036RO     
                                                        
          Midwood Management,                      RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:CI430064B      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      745 Ninth Avenue
                                                      Various Apts.
                                                      New York, NY    
                                PETITIONER     
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on June 5, 1989 concerning the housing 
            accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.  

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

            Various tenants commenced this proceeding on September 16, 1988 by 
            filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
            certain services in the subject apartment.

            In answer, the owner denied the allegations and otherwise asserted 
            that services are being provided and maintained.

            On May 3, 1989, an inspection of the subject building was conducted 
            by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the existence of defective 
            conditions.

            By an order dated June 5, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that services are 
            being provided; that the inspection report is wrong; and that the 
            tenants may have caused some of the defective conditions.

            In answer, various tenants denied the allegations in the petition 
            and stated that the defective conditions continued to exist.

            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, DHCR is 
            authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant, 
            where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required 
            services. Pursuant to Section 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction 
            DG430036RO








            Regulations, the Administrator may impose a rent reduction when 
            there has been a reduction in services.

            The owner's bare allegations in the petition do not establish any 
            basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on 
            the May 3, 1989 inspection which confirmed the existence of 
            defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction. 

            The owner is advised to file a rent restoration application if the 
            facts so warrant.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
            Rent and Eviction Regulations and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

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



            ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                                  LULA M. ANDERSON
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


    

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