FL 410190-RO
                                
                        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.: FL 410190 RO

     ABE HARUVI                         DISTRICT RENT
                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                        NO.: EE 410856 S
                        PETITIONER
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  ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
             AND REVOKING RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER
                                
      On December 20, 1991 the above named petitioner-owner filed
a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent
Administrator  issued  November 15,  1991.  The  order  concerned
housing  accommodations known as Apt 4C  located  at  1109  First
Avenue,  New York, N.Y. The Administrator order a rent  reduction
for failure to maintain required services.

      The  Commissioner  has reviewed the  record  and  carefully
considered  that portion relevant to the issues  raised  by  this
appeal.

      The  tenant commenced this proceeding on April 24, 1991  by
filing  a Statement of Complaint of Decrease in Services  wherein
he  alleged  that  the  owner  was failing  to  maintain  certain
required or essential services.

      The  owner  was  served with a copy of  the  complaint  and
afforded an opportunity to respond.

      The  Commissioner notes that the record herein  contains  a
notation stating that this complaint was a duplicate of one filed
by  the same tenant bearing Docket No. EE 410789 S.  The notation
bears  a  recommendation that this proceeding be dismissed.   The
Commissioner  further notes that an order was issued  granting  a
rent reduction in Docket No. EE 410789 S.

      Instead of issuing an order of dismissal, the Administrator
issued  the  order  here under review which  found  that  certain
services  were not being maintained and ordered a rent  reduction
effective July 1, 1990.

      On  appeal  the  owner points out that two  rent  reduction
orders  were  issued on the same day based on the same  complaint
and  requests the Commissioner reverse the Administrator's  order
herein.

      After  careful  review of the evidence in the  record,  the
Commissioner is of the opinion that the order bearing Docket  No.
EE  410856  S  should  be  revoked.  The  petition  is  therefore
granted.

     Based on the foregoing it is apparent that the Administrator
erred  in  issuing  the  order  here  under  review  instead   of
dismissing the complaint as a duplicate.  The Commissioner  notes
that  the  decision herein has no bearing on the  Administrator's
order  bearing  Docket No EE 410789 S.  The Commissioner  further
notes  that the owner has filed an administrative appeal of  that
order  and that said appeal was denied (see Docket No. FJ  410188
RO).

      THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and  Code
it is

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

ISSUED:



                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
                              
    

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