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.:FC210304RO     
                                         (Refile of EI210114RO)
     
Rochelle Gutman,                         RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                         DOCKET NO.:DC210238S      
                                             
                                         SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                            1212 Newkirk Ave.
                                            Apt. 1E
                                            Brooklyn, NY    
                      PETITIONER     
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

            The above-named owner refiled and perfected a timely petition for 
            administrative review of an order issued on August 16, 1990 
            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 tenant commenced this proceeding on March 13, 1989 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment.

            In an answer dated May 22, 1989 (filed May 24, 1989), the owner 
            asserted that all repairs were made; that at the tenant's request, 
            the painting was scheduled on June 1, 1989.

            On May 10, 1990, a physical inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted by a DHCR staff member who reported that the living room 
            ceiling displayed lath and joist.

            DHCR notified the owner on June 4, 1990 to repair these conditions 
            and to reply within twenty (20) days. The owner failed to respond to 
            DHCR's notice.

            By an order dated August 16, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            FC210304RO


            In this petition, the owner contends that he repaired the living 
            room on June 5, 1989 and again on June 28, 1990 when the conditions 
            reoccurred.







            In answer, the tenant asserted in substance that defective 
            conditions continue to exist.

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

            Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
            authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant, 
            where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required 
            services. The owner's petition does not establish any basis to 
            modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on the May 
            10, 1990 inspection which confirmed the existence of defective 
            conditions, warranting a rent reduction. 

            The Commissioner notes that DHCR notified the owner on June 4, 1990 
            to repair these conditions and to reply within twenty (20) days. The 
            owner failed to raise the issue of repairs allegedly being done on 
            June 5, 1989 and on June 28, 1990. Accordingly, the Administrator's 
            order was in all respects proper and is hereby affirmed.

            The owner is advised to file a rent restoration application if the 
            facts so warrant.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, 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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