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.: GF210123RO


          2006 BENSON REALTY CO.,                DISTRICT RENT               
                                                 ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.: FJ210230S

                                                 PREMISES: 2006 Benson Ave.,  
                                                           Apt. 2F
                                                           Brooklyn, NY
                              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 on May 7, 1992 concerning the housing 
            accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.  

            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 in this appeal is whether the Administrator's order was 
            warranted.

            This proceeding was commenced on October 9, 1991 by the tenant 
            filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
            extermination services in the subject apartment, and that the 
            apartment has been infested with mice and roaches for at least 2 
            years.

            On October 16, 1991, DHCR transmitted a copy of the tenant's 
            complaint to the owner.

            In its answer filed on November 15, 1991, the owner asserted that as 
            indicated by the attached letter from the  exterminating company, 
            the monthly extermination is on every 2nd Saturday.

            Thereafter,  an on-site inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted on April 15, 1992 by a DHCR  staff member who confirmed 
            the existence of mice droppings and roaches.

            Based on the inspection, the Administrator directed on May 7, 1992 
            the restoration of services and further ordered a reduction of the 
            stabilized rent.


            GF210123RO










            In its petition for administrative review, the owner contends that 
            the exterminator comes regularly to the building, as indicated by 
            attached copies of paid invoices in the last one and a half years.

            On June 29, 1992, DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
            the petition should be denied.

            There is no evidence in the record that the exterminator went to the 
            subject apartment in response to the tenant's complaint or that the 
            tenant refused extermination services.

            The Administrator's determination was based upon a DHCR inspector's 
            finding of defective conditions within the apartment. Accordingly, 
            the determination was in all respects proper and is hereby 
            sustained.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
            it is

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
            that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

            ISSUED:



                                                                          
                                            JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                            Deputy Commissioner


    

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