Docket No. EI 810061-RT




                                 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.: EI 810061-RT

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.:YDH 810219-S
                                                  Premises:  1160   Midland
                                                            Ave.
                                                            #2D,Bronxville, 
           Sol  Silverman         PETITIONER                     New   York
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

              The  above-named  tenant  filed   a   timely   petition   for
          administrative review of an order issued concerning  the  housing
          accommodations described above.

              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 by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject premises, specifically, that the  air  conditioner
          was defective in that it was unduly loud.

              The owner answered, asserting that the  air  conditioner  had
          not been defective, but nevertheless was replaced by another  air
          conditioner in good working order, as tested  by  the  building's
          superintendent.

              In response the  tenant  alleged  that  the  substituted  air
          conditioner had the same defect.
              
              Thereafter  an  inspection  of  the  subject   premises   was
          conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  that  the  air
          conditioner was not unduly loud.

              The  Rent  Administrator  therefore   denied   the   tenant's
          complaint stating that the condition had been corrected.

              In his petition for administrative review, the tenant  states






          Docket No. EI810061.RT
          that the DHCR inspector  was  in  error  Specifically,  that  the
          inspector did not put the air conditioner at the  proper  setting
          or allow enough time for the air conditioner thermostat to  cause
          the  compressor  unit  to  "kick  in  and  out"  at  the   proper
          temperature which causes loud banging noises.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should
          be denied.

              Despite the tenant's assertions, the physical inspection by a 
          disinterested  staff   member   disclosed   the   complained   of
          conditions did not exist.  The report stated that  the  inspector
          had turned the unit down and off and then set it to  maximum  and
          no noise was heard.

              In addition, the inspector found no evidence  of  defects  in
          the air conditioner.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions  of  the  Tenant
          Protection Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and,  that  the  order  of  the  Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                           Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                           Acting Deputy Commissioner    

    

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