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                                  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 610130 RO 
                                                
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
            AARON BAUER,                         DOCKET NO.: CJ 610809-S

                                                 PREMISES: 
                                                 2020 Walton Avenue, Apt. 4A
                                PETITIONER       Bronx, New York
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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 on October 21, 1988,  by
          filing a complaint of a decrease in services, asserting that there 
          was  a  leak  in  the  bathroom  which  adversely   effected   the
          electricity in the bathroom, bedroom and livingroom.

          On November 29, 1988,  the  owner  interposed  an  answer  to  the
          tenant's complaint, stating in pertinent part, that the tenant had 
          failed to provide access to the subject apartment for the  purpose
          of restoring services.

          On December 12, 1988, a physical inspection  was  conducted  by  a
          DHCR inspector.  The inspector stated in his report the following:
          there was no evidence of any leaks in the bathroom, but  that  the
          ceiling was cracked and bulging, and approximately  2'x4'  of  the
          bathroom ceiling had fallen, and other parts  were  in  danger  of
          falling, and that this was a hazardous condition.   The  inspector
          went on to state in his report that the electricity  was  restored
          in the livingroom, bathroom and bedroom.

          On December 30, 1988, the  Rent  Administrator  issued  an  order,
          based on the physical inspection, reducing the stabilization rent.

          In his petition for administrative review, the  owner  states,  in
          substance, that all repairs were resolved as in the complaint  and
          that the services which were found not to be maintained  were  not
          in the complaint.
          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is  of  the  opinion
          that the petition should be denied.

          Despite the owner's assertions,  the  defective  conditions  found
          upon physical  inspection  are  an  expected  consequence  of  the






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          conditions  stated  in   the   initial   complaint.    Thus,   the
          Commissioner finds the order here under appeal was warranted.

          This order is issued without prejudice to  the  owner's  right  to
          file an  application  for  a  restoration  of  rent,  based  on  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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