FK 120120-RO

                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433



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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  FK 120120-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
               89-21 153RD OWNERS CORP.,     DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  FF 120682-S
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  89-21    153rd     Street
                                                  Apt. C-8
                                   PETITIONER     Jamaica, New York    
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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 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 fili g  a  complaint  as-
          serting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.   

          The owner did not interpose an answer to the  tenant's  complaint
          although it was afforded the opportunity to do so.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector who confirmed the existence of defective  condi-
          tions.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the rent.



          In its petition for administrative review, the owner alleges that 
          the tenant requested that the complaint be  withdrawn.   Attached
          to the petition is a photocopied statement and signatur ,  osten-
          sibly the tenant's, which reads, " I withdraw my complaint."  The 
          statement is dated August 1, 1991.

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






          FK 120120-RO

          The Commissioner notes that the complaining  tenant  at  no  time
          informed this Division of a desire to  withdraw  this  complaint.
          It is further noted that the attachment to the  owner's  petition
          was not submitted to the Rent Administrator during  the  pendency
          of this proceeding.  Accordingly,  the  Commissioner  finds  that
          this document may not be considered  now  when  offered  for  the
          first time on administrative appeal.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the  provisions  of  the  Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations for New York City, it is,

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


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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