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.:EJ230189RO     
                                              
Alex Izsak,                              RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                         DOCKET NO.:DH230061B      
                                             
                                         SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                            1367-69 65 Street
                                            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 September 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.

            Various tenants commenced this proceeding on August 14, 1989 by 
            filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
            certain services in the building.

            In answer, the owner denied the allegations and otherwise asserted 
            that all repairs were done.

            On June 29, 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 September 12, 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 tenants who denied the 
            allegations in the petition.


            EJ230189RO



            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. Section 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations 
            provides that the Administrator may impose a rent reduction when 
            there has been a reduction in eseential services. The owner's 
            petition does not establish any basis to modify or revoke the 
            Administrator's determination based on the June 29, 1990 inspection 
            which confirmed the existence of defective conditions, warranting a 
            rent reduction. 

            The owner's rent restoration application (EK230262OR) was granted on 
            April 23, 1991.

            As to the rent stabilized tenant affected by this determination, the 
            automatic stay of the retroactive rent abatement 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 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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