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.:EE220261RO     
                                                        
          2285 Ocean Associates,                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:DB220753S      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      2285 Ocean Avenue      
                                                      Apt. 6N
                                                      Brooklyn, 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 May 2, 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 21, 1989 by filing 
            a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment.

            In answer, the owner requested an extension through May 31, 1989 to 
            file a response to the complaint.

            There is nothing in the record showing that the owner addressed the 
            complaint.

            Thereafter on April 12, 1990,  a physical inspection of the subject 
            apartment was conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the 
            existence of defective conditions.

            By an order dated May 2, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the tenant 
            allowed access only on May 29, 1990 to complete the work and that 
            the tenant still does not cooperate with the owner in the 
            maintenance and improvement of the apartment.

            In answer, the tenant denied the allegations and otherwise asserted 
            that the owner contacted him for repairs only after the rent 
            reduction order was issued.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
            the petition should be denied.
            EE220261RO








            Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, the 
            Administrator must impose a rent reduction when the tenant applies 
            for one as part of a service reduction complaint and there has been 
            a finding of a reduction in services. The owner's petition does not 
            establish any basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's 
            determination based on the April 12, 1990 inspection which confirmed 
            the existence of defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction. 

            This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the owner's 
            right to file a rent restoration application if the facts so 
            warrant.

            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:




                                                                          
                                                  Lula M. Anderson
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


    

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