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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    
          APPEAL OF                              ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                                 DOCKET NO.: ED 210035 RO
            PAUL FRIED,                         
                                                 DRO DOCKET NO.: CL 210496-S    
                           PETITIONER-OWNER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The   above-named   petitioner-owner   filed   a   Petition    for
          Administrative  Review  (PAR)  against  an  order  issued  by  the
          District Rent Administrator at Gertz  Plaza,  Jamaica,  New  York,
          concerning the housing accommodations known as  85  Hicks  Street,
          Apartment 4, Brooklyn, New York, wherein the Administrator reduced 
          the tenant's rent on a finding of a reduction of services.

          The applicable law is Section 2523.4  of  the  Rent  Stabilization
          Code.

          The issue on appeal  is  whether  the  Administrator's  order  was
          proper.

          The tenant commenced  these  proceedings  by  filing  a  complaint
          alleging various decreases in service.

          The owner responded that it was making repairs.

          An  inspection  was  conducted  by  a  member  of  the  Division's
          inspection staff.  The inspector confirmed that all but one of the 
          decreases  in  service  complained  of  by  the  tenant  had  been
          repaired.

          The Administrator issued an order reducing the tenant's  rents  to
          the level in effect prior to  the  last  rent  guideline  increase
          which commenced before the effective date of the rent reduction.

          In the appeal, the petitioner contends  that  three  of  the  four
          defects cited in the  Administrator's  order  (peeling  paint  and
          plaster in the  bathroom,  living  room,  and  bedroom)  were  not
          mentioned by the tenant in her complaint.

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

          An examination of the record  reveals  that  the  tenant  did  not
          complain of peeling paint  and  plaster.   However,  the  physical
          inspection report disclosed  the  existence  of  a  complained  of
          condition, and  the  Commissioner  finds  the  rent  reduction  is
          warranted.

          The Commissioner notes that on April 23, 1990  (approximately  two






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          weeks after filing the above-captioned petition) the owner applied 
          for  rent  restoration  for  the  affected  premises,  such   rent
          restoration granted on November 9, 1990 under the Docket Number 
          ED 210140-OR.

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of   the   Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and  the
          same  hereby  is,  denied  and  that  the  order   of   the   Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed. 

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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