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.:
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          Ramesh Sarva,                           RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  CL110443S 

                                                  PREMISES: Apt.3G
                                                  65-38 Booth St.
                                                  Rego Park, NY
                              PETITIONER     
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on February 7, 1990 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 in this petition. 

          The tenant commenced the proceeding below on December 30, 1988 by 
          filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
          certain services in the subject apartment.

          In answer, the owner denied the allegations of the complaint and 
          otherwise asserted that services were being provided and 
          maintained.

          Thereafter, a physical inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted on January 25, 1990 by a DHCR staff member who confirmed 
          the existence of defective conditions.

          By an order dated February 7, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
          restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends in 
          substance that repairs were completed.

          In answer, the tenant stated that repairs were performed in an 












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          unworkmanlike manner and that inadequate services continue to 
          exist.

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

          Pursuant to Section 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 
          the Administrator may impose a rent reduction when there has been 
          a decrease in services. The owner's petition does not establish any 
          basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based 
          on the January 25, 1990 inspection which confirmed the existence of 
          defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction. Accordingly, the 
          order appealed from was in all respects proper and is hereby 
          sustained.

          The owner may file a rent restoration application if the facts so 
          warrant.

          The automatic stay of the retroactive rent reduction that resulted 
          by the filing of this petition is vacated upon issuance  of this 
          Order and Opinion.

          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 Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.




          ISSUED:






                                                                                                                 
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner 
    

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