FH 420080-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.:   
                                                  FH 420080-RT             
                   AMALIA WINTNER,                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  DI 430024-B    
                                  PETITIONER      PREMISES: Apartment 23  
          ----------------------------------x               740 West End Ave.
                                                            New York, NY


            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
          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 by filing  a  complaint  as-
          serting that the owner had failed to  maintain  certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

          In its answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in  the
          tenants complaint or otherwise asserted that all required repairs 
          had been or will be completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment  was  conducted
          by a Division of Housing and Community Renewal  (DHCR)  inspector
          who found that services were being maintained.

          The Rent Administrator denied the rent reduction application  and
          terminated the proceeding.



          In her petition for administrative  review,  the  tenant  alleges
          that various service deficiencies exist in the subject building.

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

          The tenant's petition does not  make  clear  whether  it  is  her
          contention that the alleged conditions existed  before  the  DHCR
          inspection occurred or the order was issued or whether  the  con-







          FH 420080-RT
          tention is that the alleged  conditions  occurred  following  the
          issuance of the Rent Administrator's order.  If it is the former,
          the tenant's allegation is belied by the  report  of  the  agency
          inspector.  If it is the latter, then the Rent Administrator's 
          order denying the rent  reduction  application  was  nevertheless
          correct when issued, and this order is issued  without  prejudice
          to the tenant's filing a new application  for  a  rent  reduction
          based on a diminution of services.


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