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.:ED520222RO     
                                              
1484 Associates,                         RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                         DOCKET NO.:DC520721S      
                                             
                                         SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                         1484 Saint Nicholas Avenue  
                                         Apt. 10
                                         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 29, 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 27, 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 
            in substance that repairs would be completed.

            On March 5, 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 March 29, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the tenant 
            requested an appointment for repairs only after the issuance of the 
            order.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant who filed an answer 
            stating that the owner was informed of the defective conditions two 
            years ago, but the owner failed to act on the complaint.
            ED520222RO



            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 
            reduction in services. The owner's petition does not establish any 
            basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on 
            the March 5, 1990 inspection which confirmed the existence of 
            defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction. 

            The owner's rent restoration application (EF520225OR) was granted on  
            December 5, 1990.

            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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