EH 130276-RT, et al.
                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.:   
                                                  EH 130276-RT;  EH 130274-RT;
            KATE RAUTENBERG, WALTER TENDLER,      EH 110171-RT;   EH  130107-RT
            AARON DRUCKER, DOROTHY DRUCKER,       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
            AND PETER WARANOFF,                   DOCKET NO.:
                                 PETITIONERS      DI 130108-OR
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


          The Commissioner has consolidated these petitions as they involve 
          common questions of law and fact.

          The above-named tenants, filed timely petitions  for  administra-
          tive review of an order issued  on  July  11,  1990,  by  a  Rent
          Administrator concerning various housing accommodations,  in  the
          premises known  as  64-34  99th  Street,  Rego  Park,  New  York,
          wherein rents were partially restored due to a  partial  restora-
          tion of services.

          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 petitions for review.

          On March 30, 1990, an on-site physical inspection of the  subject
          building was carried out by the Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal in order to ascertain whether five cited  conditions  for
          which rents had previously been reduced (by Order No.  C  130109-
          B issued on December 9, 1988) had been corrected  as  alleged  by
          the owner in its rent restoration  application.   The  inspection
          revealed that certain of the cited conditions had been  corrected
          and others not.  Based on the inspection results the Rent  Admin-
          istrator ordered that rents be restored partially in  the  amount
          of $9.50 effective August 1, 1990.






          In their petitions for administrative review the tenants  request
          reversal of the partial rent restoration alleging inter alia that 
          the public halls were not painted by March 30,  1990  but  during
          the first week of July 1990.

          After careful consideration the Commissioner is  of  the  opinion
          that these petitions should be denied.








          EH 130276-RT, et al.
          The Commissioner notes that the tenants' allegations  as  to  the
          date of painting of the public hallways are  unsupported  by  any
          evidence whereas the Administrator's determination  is  supported
          by the physical inspection of the premises which was carried  out
          on March 30, 1990.  

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the tenants have offered 
          insufficient reason to disturb the Rent Administrator's order.

          The Commissioner notes, moreover, that even assuming arguendo the 
          veracity of the tenants' allegations as to the date  of  painting
          (July 1990) rents were partially restored effective on August  1,
          1990, the first rent payment date after the issuance of the order 
          under review, and not retroactive to March 30, 1990.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and  Eviction  Regulations
          for New York City, it is

          ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the same hereby are, denied 
          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby
          is, affirmed.


          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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