GB 210077 RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  GB 210077-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
               4812 MANAGEMENT COMPANY,     DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  EF 210068-S 
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  4812 - 14th Ave.,   
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. 5-M, Brooklyn, NY
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


          The above-named owner timely refiled a petition  for  Administra-
          tive review of an order issued concerning the housing  accommoda-
          tion 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  by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

          In its answer, the owner, on two  different  occasions,  asserted
          that all required repairs had been completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector who confirmed the existence of defecti e  condi-
          tions stating, "bathroom walls plastered and painted however .  .
          . bubbly and wall area above toilet not level  .  .  .  excessive
          glue on tiles . . . tiled wall is bulging."

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the stabilization rent.

          In its petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that repairs had been performed.


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

          A close review of the inspector's report  reveals  that  although
          repairs were attempted, the quality of the work w s  not  suffic-
          ient to abate the diminution of  service  caused  by  the  broken
          walls and tiles.  Accordingly, based upon the  record,  including
          the  results  of  the  October  24,  1991  inspection,  the  Rent






          GB 210077 RO
          Administrator's order reducing the tenant's rent was correct  and
          warranted and should, in the  opinion  of  the  Commissioner,  be
          affirmed.

          This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the owner's 
          rights as they may pertain to an application to the  Division  to
          restore the rent based upon a restoration of service.


          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 Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby
          is, affirmed.


          ISSUED:



                                                                         
                                              JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                              Acting Deputy Commissioner










    

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