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                                  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.: FI 110074 RO 
                                                
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
            VAN KLEECK ASSOCIATES,               DOCKET NO.: FC 110408-S

                                                 SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                 51-25 Van Kleeck St., Apt. No. 6E
                                PETITIONER       Elmhurst, NY 11373
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                         AND REVOKING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

          The above-named owner filed a timely Petition  for  Administrative
          Review of an order  issued  on  August  6,  1991,  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 on March 19, 1991 by filing a 
          complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain  certain
          services in the subject apartment.

          In its answer  filed  on  June  7,  1991,  the  owner  denied  the
          allegations set forth in  the  tenant's  complaint  and  otherwise
          asserted that all required services are being  provided  and  that
          the tenant only has to contact the owner if  repairs  have  to  be
          done.

          The tenant filed a  letter  on  July  24,  1991,  withdrawing  her
          complaint because services had been restored.

          However, the subject apartment was inspected on July 25,  1991  by
          DHCR which confirmed the existence of roach infestation.

          Based on said inspection, the Administrator directed on August  6,
          1991 restoration of services and reduction of the stabilized rent.

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that it was  not
          informed of the defective conditions by  the  tenant;  that  these
          conditions "were immediately attended to" when DHCR  informed  the
          owner; that the tenant withdrew the complaint before the 






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          inspection and the order's issuance; and that the  conditions  are
          minor, not warranting a rent reduction.

          In  reply,  the   tenant   reiterated   its   withdrawal   because
          "(e)verything is O.K."

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

          The record establishes that the owner was put  on  notice  of  the
          tenant's complaint;  that  the  owner  performed  repairs  in  the
          subject  apartment;  that  the  tenant  withdrew   the   complaint
          thereafter; and that although inspection confirmed  the  existence
          of  roach  infestation,  the  tenant's  reply  to   the   petition
          reiterates  the  withdrawal  of  the  complaint   based   on   the
          restoration of services.  Accordingly, there is  no  dispute  that
          services were restored.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same  hereby  is,  granted
          and that the Administrator's order be, and  the  same  hereby  is,
          revoked.

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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