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.:EC510459RO     
                                                        
          Emanuel Pollak,                          RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:DB510305S      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      212 Broadway Terrace
                                                      Apt. 22
                                                      New York, 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 5, 1990 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 this proceeding on February 6, 1989 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 and otherwise asserted 
            that all repairs were being performed and would be completed.

            On January 18, 1990, an inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the existence of 
            defective conditions.

            By an order dated February 5, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that all work was 
            done.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

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

            Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
            authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant, 
            where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required 
            services. The owner's petition does not establish any basis to 
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            modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on the 
            January 18, 1990 inspection which confirmed the existence of 
            defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction. 

            The rent will be restored only when an owner's application to 
            restore rent is filed and granted. The owner is advised to file such 
            an 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 Stabilization Law and Code, 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, 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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