STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FB610256RT
          SIMON JONES                             RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: DF630179OR

               On February 19, 1991 the above named petitioner-tenant timely 
          refiled a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of 
          the Rent Administrator issued November 21, 1990. The order 
          concerned housing accommodations known as Apt 9C located at 28 
          Metropolitan Oval, Bronx, N.Y.  The Administrator granted the 
          owner's application for rent restoration.

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

               The owner commenced this proceeding on May 26, 1989 by filing 
          a rent restoration application wherein it alleged that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. BH610081B had been issued.

               The tenants were served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The record does not contain a 
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on May 21, 1990 and 
          revealed no evidence of peeling paint on stairwell walls of the A 
          and B sections and no evidence of peeling paint on the A section 

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          November 21, 1990 and granted the owner's application.

               On appeal the tenant states that the stairwells were not 
          painted and were, in fact, badly corroded.  The tenant submitted a 
          copy of an answer to the application dated August 25, 1989, stating 


          that the owner has not painted the halls, fixed the light bulbs in 
          the stairwells, has not painted the walls, or fixed the corroded 
          stairwells.  The petition was served on the owner on March 7, 1991. 

               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner notes that the Administrator's order was 
          based on a physical inspection which revealed that the conditions 
          cited in the rent reduction order had been repaired.  While the 
          tenant disputes the Administrator's findings, the record clearly 
          supports the determination that the peeling paint conditions on the 
          stairway walls and steps, which were the only conditions requiring 
          repair, had been corrected.  Neither the answer to the application 
          nor the petition establish any basis for modifying or revoking the 
          order.  If there are additional or new items which must be 
          repaired, the tenant is advised to file a new complaint. The order 
          here under review is affirmed.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 

               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.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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