EC 220132 RO
                                  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.: EC 220132 RO  
                                                
                                                 DRO DOCKET NO.: CJ 220638-C
            ERNEST JEREMIAS,
                                                 PREMISES: 420 Avenue F, Apt.2J
                                                  Brooklyn, New York
                                PETITIONER     
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner timely refiled a Petition for Administrative 
          Review of an order issued 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 the proceeding below by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain  certain  services
          in the subject apartment.  The tenant stated in the complaint that 
          when new windows were installed, they had no screens and that  the
          sashes and frames were left unpainted.   The  tenant  also  stated
          that the premises were infested with mice and roaches.

          In his answer to the complaint, the  owner  stated  in  substance,
          that the screens were not a service which had been  provided,  and
          that the sashes and frames had been painted, and would be  painted
          again if the tenant called his office to schedule  an  appointment
          to do so.  The owner also stated that extermination services  were
          provided.

          Thereafter  a  physical  inspection  was  conducted  by   a   DHCR
          inspector.   The  inspector  stated  in  his  report  that  window
          mouldings in the livingroom, bedroom and dining room had not  been
          painted  and  that  there  was  no  evidence  of  mice  and  roach
          infestation.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services  and
          further ordered a reduction of the maximum legal rent.

          In his petition for administrative review,  the  owner  states  in
          substance, that screens were never provided.








          EC 220132 RO

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that  the  petition  should  be
          denied.

          The Commissioner notes that the order here under  appeal  was  not
          based upon a finding that screens were not  provided,  but  rather
          upon a finding that various window  mouldings  were  not  painted.
          The Commissioner finds the order here under appeal was warranted.

          The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  owner's  application  for   a
          restoration of rent, based upon a restoration of  services,  under
          docket number FL 220172-OR, is pending before the Administrator.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and  Eviction  Regulations,
          it is

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

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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