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.:DH610394RO     
                                                        
          JMJ Realty Co.,                          RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:CF610627S      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      631 East 220 Street
                                                      Apt. CC
                                                      Bronx, NY  
                                PETITIONER     
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              ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING ON APPEAL AND REVOKING  
                                ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on August 3, 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.

            The tenant commenced this proceeding on July 15, 1988 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that in putting in new windows, the owner took 
            off the old screens which were there for eleven (11) years; that 
            when her children were sick and confined to bed for days, there was 
            no ventilation because for security the windows had to be closed all 
            the time; and that the owner should provide full bars or screens on 
            the windows.

            In answer, the owner asserted that it is not responsible for bars or 
            screens on the window.

            On July 19, 1989, a physical inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted by a DHCR staff member who reported that there were no 
            screens provided for windows throughout the apartment.

            By an order dated August 3, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that screens/bars 
            were provided by the tenant, not by the owner.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

            The Commissioner is of the opinion that the proceeding should be 
            remanded on appeal and that the Administrator's order should be 
            revoked.
            DH610394RO








            DHCR records are not clear as to whether window screens were 
            required services on the base date; whether the tenant resided in 
            the subject apartment for eleven (11) years as alleged by the 
            tenant; or whether the window screens were installed by the tenant 
            himself as the owner alleged. Accordingly, this proceeding is 
            remanded to the Administrator for further consideration including a 
            hearing, if necessary.

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

            ORDERED, that this appeal and the same hereby is granted to the 
            extent of remanding this proceeding to the Administrator for further 
            processing in accordance with this Order and Opinion. The 
            Administrator's order is revoked without a stay.  


            ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                                  LULA M. ANDERSON
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


             
    

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