GB210088RO
                                  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.: GB210088RO 
                                                  
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: EH210835S        
           28 Realty Company Partnership,         
                                                
                                 PETITIONER     SJR 6568  
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             ORDER AND OPINION MODIFYING PRIOR ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONER 
          PURSUANT TO JUDGEMENT OF THE COURT AND DENYING TENANT'S PETITION 
                              FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 

               On February 7, 1992, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on  January
          10, 1992, by  the  Rent  Administrator,  concerning  the  housing
          accommodation known as 28-30 Argyle Road, Apt. 4A, Brooklyn,  New
          York, wherein the Administrator ordered a reduction in rent upon a 
          finding of a decrease in services.

               The Commissioner had reviewed all of  the  evidence  in  the
          record and has carefully considered that portion  of  the  record
          relevant to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.

               The tenant commenced this proceeding by filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.

               In its answer, the owner asserted that all required  repairs
          had been or would be completed.

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

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

               In its petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          among other things, that it was error for the Rent Administrator to 
          grant a rent reduction in the  absence  of  the  tenant's  having
          applied for one.













          GB210088RO

               

               In the Order of July 8, 1992, the Commissioner found that it 
          was error for the Administrator to have granted a rent  reduction
          because the tenant had not applied for a rent reduction either in 
          his original defective complaint  or  in  his  refiled  perfected
          complaint.  The rent reduction was therefore revoked however  the
          Administrator's directive to the owner to restore services within 
          thirty days was affirmed.

               Thereafter, the tenant bought an Article 78 proceeding seeking 
          judicial review of the  Commissioner's  order.   By  order  dated
          November 19, 1992 the Supreme Court, Kings Count (Ramirez, J. Index 
          Number 28671/92) deemed the tenant's rent applications of August 28 
          and December 12, 1990 to be applications for a rent reduction based 
          on decreased services and ordered the  DHCR  to  redetermine  the
          tenant's application for a rent reduction  based  on  the  record
          established in this case.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the judgment of the court,  it
          is,

               ORDERED, that the Commissioners prior order and opinion issued 
          on July 8, 1992 be, and the same hereby is, revoked; and it is,

               FURTHER ORDERED, that the owner's petition of February 7, 1992 
          be, and the same hereby is, denied, and that the  Administrator's
          order of January 10, 1992 be, and the same hereby is affirmed.



          ISSUED:                                    






                                                  ___________________ 
                                                  Joseph    A.     D'Agosta
                                                  Deputy       Commissioner
                                                 

                    
    

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