GC610335RO
                                    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.:   
                                                  GC610335RO  
                                  
                   VITO SACCHETTI,                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  EC610748S 
                                   PETITIONER                         
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On March 12, 1992, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a peti- 
          tion for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on February 
          21, 1992, concerning the housing accommodation known as 3150 
          Roberts Avenue, Apartment 6-K, Bronx, New York, wherein the Admin- 
          istrator determined that there had been a reduction of services in 
          the subject apartment and reduced the rent accordingly.

          The Commissioner has 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.

          This proceeding was commenced by the filing of a complaint dated 
          March 9, 1990 alleging various service decreases.  An inspection of 
          the apartment conducted by a Division employee on November 20, 1991 
          confirmed the existence of some of the complained of conditions 
          resulting in the February 21, 1992 order reducing the rent.

          In the PAR, the owner contends that all repairs have been complete 
          but that there never were any screens in any of the apartments.  In 
          addition the owner attached a statement made by the tenant in 
          connection with the complaint filed under Docket No. FJ610144S, 
          advising that the repairs to his apartment have been completed and 
          that he wishes to withdraw his complaint.  While the owner acknowl- 
          edges that the statement was made in connection with a different 
          docket, he believes that the statement also applies to the com- 
          plaint herein.














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          The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
          denied.

          A review of the file in Docket No. FJ610144S reveals that the com- 
          plaint therein related to different conditions than those raised in 
          this case.  That docket, cited by the owner, deals with conditions 
          which are not repeated in this order.  Therefore, the owner's con- 
          tention that the tenant's complaint herein was withdrawn is without 
          merit.

          Furthermore, agency records in the form of rent control cards 
          indicate that on November 29, 1965, storm windows with screens were 
          installed in the apartment, a rent increase was taken, and at that 
          time the screens became a base date service.  The Commissioner, 
          therefore, rejects the owner's contention that there were never any 
          screens in any of the apartments.

          The tenants have advised that they have vacated the subject apart- 
          ment.  The parties are advised that the rent reduction ordered by 
          the Administrator and affirmed herein remains in effect for 
          subsequent tenants and no rent increases may be collected until the 
          owner applies for and is granted rent restoration.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          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
                                                Deputy Commissioner
    

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