FC 230455-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.:  
                                                  FC 230455-RT;  
                   VALERIE                                               LAZAR,
                                                  RENT          ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      EC 230001-B 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On March 29, 1991, the above-named tenant representative re-filed 
          a petition for administrative review of an order issued on August 
          21, 1990, by a Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommo 
          dation known as 3255 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn, New  York,  wherein
          the tenants' application for rent reductions based on an  alleged
          diminution of services was denied.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of evidence in the  record  and
          has carefully considered that  portion  relevant  to  the  issues
          raised by the petition for review.

          On March 1, 1990 various tenants of the subject building filed an 
          application for rent reductions  based  on  the  owner's  alleged
          failure to maintain services alleging eleven different items.

          The owner interposed an answer to the tenant's complaint  wherein
          it alleged that all services were being provided.

          On June 22, 1990 a physical inspection of the  subject  apartment
          building was carried out by the Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal (DHCR).  The inspector, in his report, noted that none of 
          the complained of conditions were as alleged by the tenants.

          On August 21, 1990 the Rent Administrator issued the  order  here
          under review finding that no diminution of services had  occurred
          thereby denying the tenants'  application,  and  terminating  the
          proceeding.


          In the petition for administrative review the tenant  representa-
          tive requests reversal of the Rent Administrator's order alleging 
          that there was no superintendent in the building between  January
          10, 1990 and March  12,  1990  and  that  the  elevator  was  not
          replaced until July 1990.

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








          FC 230455-RT
          The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  tenant  representative   has
          submitted no evidence, either  during  the  Administrator's  pro-
          ceeding or by attachment to  the  petition  to  substantiate  the
          allegations made  in  the  complaint.   Accordingly,  the  tenant
          representative has offered insufficient  reason  to  disturb  the
          Rent Administrator's determination.

          After close review of the record, including  the  submissions  of
          the parties and the report of the DHCR  inspection  conducted  on
          June 22, 1990, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator 
          properly based his  determination  on  the  evidence  of  record,
          properly determined that services were being maintained, and cor 
          rectly denied the tenants' application.

          While the tenant representative questions the findings  of  fact,
          the record clearly supports those  findings.   Furthermore,  pur-
          suant to DHCR's procedures, a rent reduction is not ordered where 
          the inspector finds that the service defect has  been  corrected,
          notwithstanding that the defect existed prior to the inspection.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code, and the Rent and Eviction Regulations for New York City, it 
          is,

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same  hereby  is,  denied
          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby
          is, affirmed.


          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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