ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FE230045RO


                                 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.: FE230045RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: EJ220007BO(DJ223062BR)
            PETROS NEAMONITAKIS
                                   PETITIONER
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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 known as 3086 West 1st Street, Apts. L2, R2, R9-10, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y.

               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 issue before the Commissioner is whether the 
          Administrator's order was correct.

               The Administrator's order being appealed, EJ220007BO was 
          issued on March 29, 1991.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of DJ223062BO issued September 20, 1990, that 
          the owner be denied eligibility for a 1990/91 Maximum Base Rent 
          (MBR) increase, due to the owner's failure to meet the violation 
          certification requirements necessary to the owner's being granted 
          an MBR increase, specifically the owner's failure to certify that 
          the requisite number of rent impairing and non rent impairing 
          violations were corrected.   

               On appeal the owner contends that the requisite number of 
          violations have been repaired at the subject premises.  In support 
          of his contention, the owner submits repairmen's receipts, copies 
          of cancelled checks to repairmen and signed statements from 
          individual tenants at the subject premises, each tenant thereby 
          attesting to repairs.















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FE230045RO



               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should 
          be denied.
                
               Pursuant to Section 2202.3(h), in order to gain eligibility to 
          increase MBRs at a given premises, the owner must certify to the 
          Administrator that 80% of the non-rent impairing and 100% of the 
          rent impairing violations at the subject premises have been 
          repaired.

               An examination of the file discloses that on March 15, 1990 
          the subject premises was inspected by the New York City Department 
          of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), said HPD 
          investigation revealing that, contrary to his assertions on appeal  
          the owner had failed to make repairs to the extent required by 
          Section 2202.3(h).

               The Commissioner notes that, of the aforementioned 
          documentation submitted by the owner on appeal the vast majority   
          (including all the repairmen's bills) predates the HPD inspection.  
          The Commissioner is thus of the opinion that, even if repairs such 
          as described by the owner on appeal were made to the subject 
          premises, they were of such poor quality and workmanship so as to 
          lead to a recurrence of the violations.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and that the order the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner    
    

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