Docket No. FF 710410-RT
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO. FF 710410-RT

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          Anthony Marino,                         NO. FA 710060-S 


              On June 17, 1991, the above-named tenant timely filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on April 19, 
          1991 by a District Rent Administrator concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as Apartment 3-W, 55 Lenox Road, Rockville 
          Centre, New York.

              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 petition for review.

              On January 10, 1991 the subject tenant filed an application for 
          a rent reduction based on the owner's alleged failure to maintain 
          services alleging, among other things, that there was a leak in the 
          subject apartment's ceiling since 1979, and that there was water 
          seepage over the air conditioner in the bedroom and spreading 
          alongside the wall.

              On April 8, 1991 a physical inspection of the subject apartment 
          was carried out by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR).  The inspector's report noted that there was no leakage 
          problem in the bedroom, no leakage problem in the livingroom 
          ceiling, and no cracks in the bedroom ceiling.

              On April 19, 1991 the District Rent Administrator issued the 
          order here under review which denied the tenant's complaint and 
          found that the service reductions, as alleged in the tenant's 
          complaint, had been corrected.

              The tenant's petition states: "A review of the correspondence 
          sent to the Hempstead Office will show that although property owner 
          corrected this specific condition, there have been repeated similar 

          Docket No. FF 710410-RT

          water leakages in my apartment since 1978, and sometimes I have had 
          to wait weeks or months before correction."

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

              As the DHCR's inspection report noted that the defects that 
          were listed in the tenant's complaint were corrected, the 
          Commissioner finds that the Administrator's order should not be 

              The Commissioner notes that the subject tenant's petition 
          admits that the service defects that were listed in the complaint 
          had been corrected.

              Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the tenant's petition 
          should be denied.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the Emergency Tenant Protection 
          Act of 1974, and the State Tenant Protection Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, 
          and that the order issued by the Rent Administrator be, and the 
          same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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