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.: GG420270RT      
                               
                                                             
          ERIKA LANDESBERG,                      DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.: FG420504S            
                        
                                PETITIONER       PREMISES: 51 West 86th. St.
                                                           Apt. No. 904
                                                           New York, 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 July 9, 1992 concerning the housing 
          accommodations relating to the above-described docket number, 
          wherein the Administrator terminated the proceeding based on a 
          finding that the water coloration in the bathroom and the kitchen is 
          satisfactory.  

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

          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 this administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on July 24, 1991 by the tenant filing 
          a complaint which asserts, in relevant part, that the water in the 
          kitchen and the hot water in the bathroom are polluted and that 
          various inspections confirm the existence of these conditions.

          On August 5, 1991, DHCR transmitted a copy of the tenant's complaint 
          to the owner.

          In an answer dated August 22, 1991, the owner stated that all items 
          comnplained of by the tenant had been rectified.

          GG420270RT













          Thereafter, on June 15, 1992, a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment was conducted by a Division staff member who reported, in 
          relevant part, that the water coloration in the bathroom and the 
          kitchen is satisfactory. 

          Based on this inspection, the Administrator terminated on July 9, 
          1992 the proceeding.

          In the petition for admininstrative review, the tenant contends in 
          substance that the polluted water continues to exist and is a health 
          hazard.

          On August 12, 1992, DHCR mailed a copy of the tenant's petition to 
          the owner.

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

          The Administrator's determination was based on a staff inspector's 
          report which found that the water coloration in the bathroom and the 
          kitchen is satisfactory. The Administrator properly relied on an  
          impartial report of a staff inspector who is not a party to this 
          proceeding. 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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