GG220169RT
                                  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.:   
                                                  GG220169RT         
                   
                     STEVE KAUFMAN,               RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  FJ220837S 

                                                  PREMISES: 1751 67th St.,
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. E-6, Brooklyn, NY
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on June 19, 1992 concerning the housing 
          accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.

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

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

          This proceeding was commenced on October 30, 1991 by a rent-control  
          tenant who filed a complaint, asserting that the New York City Fire 
          Department and the New York City Buildings Department had issued 
          an order for him to vacate on October 8, 1991 due to a dangerous 
          condition within his apartment; and that he would return to the 
          apartment when the vacate order has been rescinded.

          The Division mailed to the owner on November 14, 1991 a copy of the 
          tenant's complaint.

          The tenant filed on February 20, 1992 a notice to the Division, 
          stating that the "construction is still in progress and the 
          dangerous condition is still in effect".

          On March 4, 1992, the Division sent the tenant a request for addi- 
          tional information:  1) to clarify the dangerous condition in the 
          apartment as stated in the tenant's complaint; and 2) to confirm 
          whether the owner has remedied the dangerous condition.













          On March 11, 1992, the Division sent the tenant another request to 
          provide a copy of a vacate order issued by the New York City Fire 
          Department and to clarify what dangerous condition exists in the 
          apartment.

          On May 5, 1992, the Division sent the tenant a third request on the 
          same matter.

          The Administrator terminated the proceeding because the tenant had 
          failed to submit information/evidence necessary to process the 
          case.

          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant contends in 
          substance that he "submitted all information requested of me per- 
          taining to this order".  The tenant's petition has no attachment or 
          documentation to substantiate his contention.

          On July 30, 1992, the Division mailed a copy of the tenant's 
          petition on the owner.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
          denied and that the Administrator's order should be affirmed.

          The record clearly shows that the tenant was informed three times 
          in the proceeding below to clarify the "dangerous condition" and to 
          submit pertinent documentation thereof. The tenant, however, failed 
          to comply with the Division's requests.  In addition, the tenant 
          submitted no evidence to support his contention in the petition. 


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 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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