FG 110491-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.:   
                                                  FG              110491-RT
                                             
                     GARY KRASNER,                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONER      FB 110875-S       
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
                                                                           

          On July 10, 1991, the above-named tenant refiled a  Petition  for
          Administrative Review of an order issued on May  8,  1991,  by  a
          District Rent Administrator concerning the housing  accommodation
          known as Apartment 4-B, 188-34  87th  Drive,  Hollis,  New  York,
          wherein the Administrator dismissed the  tenant's  complaint  for
          failing to state the nature of his request.

          On December  19,  1990,  the  subject-tenant  filed  a  complaint
          requesting a rent reduction because of  the  owner's  failure  to
          maintain services.  The complaint stated that the  gas  oven  had
          been removed by the owner at the  tenant's  request  because  the
          tenant preferred to use his own appliance.  Also enclosed  was  a
          letter signed by the tenant, the superintendent and the owner  in
          which the owner agreed to remove and repossess the  oven  at  the
          tenant's request.

          The owner answered that the agreement did not mention any  reduc-
          tion in rent,  and  that  the  complaint  failed  to  allege  any
          reduction of services.

          In an order  issued  on  May  8,  1991,  the  Rent  Administrator
          dismissed the tenant's complaint for failing to state the  nature
          of the complaint of reduced services.

          In his petition, the tenant alleges that he  is  eligible  for  a
          rent reduction for reduced services  even  though  the  oven  was
          removed by the owner at the tenant's request.  The tenant  states
          that DHCR employees advised him to request it.


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

          The Rent Stabilization Code provides for the reduction of a  ten-
          ant's rent by order of the DHCR when the owner fails to  maintain
          required services.  In the  instant  case,  however,  the  tenant
          alleges no reduction of services but only that he  chose  to  use







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          his own cooking appliance instead of  the  one  provided  by  the
          owner.  The tenant is thus receiving all required services and is 
          making no further request of the owner.  Therefore, the  tenant's
          complaint was properly dismissed for failing to state the  nature
          of the complaint.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code, it is 

          ORDERED, that tenant's 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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