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.:ED520118RO     
                                                        
          Zizi Realty Company c/o                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          Pine Management Inc.,                    DOCKET NO.:DC520752S      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      618 West 164th Street
                                                      Apt. 23
                                                      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 March 12, 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 March 29, 1989 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment including, but not limited to, a 
            leak in the bathroom and the hall that runs to it.  

            In answer, the owner denied the allegations and otherwise asserted 
            that the tenant never informed the owner of these conditions.

            On February 27, 1990, a physical inspection of the subject apartment 
            was conducted by a DHCR staff member who reported that the bathroom 
            ceiling showed peeling paint and plaster around the riser.

            By an order dated March 12, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that there was no 
            complaint of peeling paint and plaster in the bath ceiling.

            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.

            The record establishes that the tenant complained about a leak in 
            the bathroom and the hall that runs to it.  The inspector's finding 
            on February 27, 1990 that the bathroom ceiling showed peeling paint 
            ED520118RO








            and plaster around the riser is within the ambit of the tenant's 
            original complaint. Accordingly, the Commissioner finds the owner's 
            allegation in the petition to be without merit.

            The owner's rent restoration application (ED520174OR) was granted on 
            January 9, 1991.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations 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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