EB 110111-RT
                                  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.:   
                                                  EB 610111-RT             
                    PHYLLIS REED, 
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONER      CK 610772-S         
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order concerning the housing accommodations relating 
          to the above described docket number.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of 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 by filing a complaint of the 
          reduction of individual apartment services.  Several items on the 
          complaint concerned common areas of the building, however.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted 
          by a Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspector 
          who confirmed the existence of a defective intercom, but found 
          all other apartment services to be maintained. The items relating 
          to common areas of the building were not addressed in the order.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of services and 
          further ordered a reduction of the stabilization rent.

          In its petition for administrative review, the tenant states, 
          that the order failed to address several items on the complaint, 
          to wit:  

*Poor elevator service;
*Defective lock to building's front door;
*Defective foyer outlet.


          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 
          that the petition should be denied.

          The record establishes that, with the exception of the intercom, 











          EB 110111-RT


          all other apartment services in the complaint were found on 
          inspection to be maintained, including the outlet in the foyer.  
          Petitioner gives no reason to refute the findings of the inspec- 
          tion or the Administrator's order.  Finally, the claimed defects 
          in the building's front door lock and elevator service are not 
          items of individual apartment service and, therefore, are not 
          properly included in the complaint form used by the tenant.  The 
          tenant is advised, to file a complaint form of reduced building- 
          wide services for any items of that nature that are not properly 
          maintained.

          This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the owner's 
          right to file an application with the Division for a restoration 
          of rent based upon a restoration of services, if the facts so 
          warrant.

           
          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code, 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:



                                             
             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
             Deputy Commissioner


                                            
    

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