Docket No. FG 910010-RT
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FG 910010-RT 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: MFD 910593-S
                                                  Premises: 56 Sheridan      
                                                           Ave, #3B, Mt.     
                                                          Vernon, NY
            Christine Reede       PETITIONER


              The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations described above.

              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

              On April 11, 1991, the tenant commenced this proceeding by 
          filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
          certain services in the subject premises.  The tenant included in 
          her complaint a City of Mt. Vernon Notice of Violation dated August 
          16, 1990, said Notice ordering the owner to correct various defects 
          in service.
              In its answer the owner stated that it had made an appointment 
          to make repairs with the tenant.  The owner attached to its answer 
          a copy of a City of Mount Vermon Dismissal of Violation dated 
          October 9, 1990, said Dismissal finding that the violations 
          referred to in the August 16, 1990 Notice of Violation had been 

              On the basis of the Dismissal of Violation, the Administrator 
          rejected  the tenant's complaint.

              In her appeal, the tenant stated that there were still defects 
          on the subject premises.  The tenant attached to her 
          petition a copy of a City of Mount Vernon Housing Inspector's 
          Report dated May 28, 1991, said report finding various violations 

          Docket No. FG 910010-RT

          existing at the subject premises.  The tenant also stated on appeal 
          that her "rent was reduced" by the Administrator under Order 
          #MDH 810041-R.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should 
          be remanded.

              The Commissioner notes that the violations cited by the Mount 
          Vernon Notice of Violations are limited to "severe cracking and 
          peeling in walls and ceilings," in the livingroom, foyer, and 
          bedrooms of the subject apartment, and that the tenant, in her 
          subsequent complaint, in addition to reiterating the above 
          violations, also complained of defects in her bathroom.  The 
          Commissioner is thus of the opinion that the Administrator was in 
          error in relying on the Mount Vernon Dismissal of Violations in 
          finding that the tenant's complaint was groundless.

              The Commissioner additionally finds that the Administrator's 
          order referred to by the tenant on appeal (MDH 810041-R) deals with 
          matters not relevant to the instant proceeding, and thus cannot be 
          considered by the Commissioner.                              

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Tenant 
          Protection Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 
          remanded.  On remand, the Administrator is directed to consider all 
          the issues raised by the tenant in her complaint.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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