STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:              
                    DEYAN IVANOVIC,        
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     EC410604S 


          On March 23, 1992, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          March 3, 1992, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 108 West 83rd Street, New York, New York, 
          apartment 34, wherein the Administrator determined that the 
          tenant's application for a reduction of rent based upon decrease  
          services should be denied and the proceeding terminated because the 
          evidence indicated that the complaining tenant had vacated the 
          subject apartment and the Division of Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR) was unable to obtain information necessary to process the 

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issue raised by the administrative appeal.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly termi-  
          nated the proceeding below.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant alleged that the owner was not 
          maintaining the bathroom sink, toilet, shower and tiles.

          The petition was served on the owner on April 8, 1992.

          The owner answered the petition alleging that repairs could not be 
          completed because the petitioner vacated the subject apartment.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.


          The tenant filed a complaint on March 20, 1990 based upon the 
          owner's failure to provide services.  The owner was afforded an 
          opportunity to respond by service of the complaint on April 27, 
          1990.  The owner filed an answer on May 7, 1990 alleging; in 
          pertinent part, that some of the repairs were corrected and that 
          the balance could not be corrected because of the tenant's failure 
          to provide access.

          DHCR inspection appointments were respectively scheduled for 
          December 27, 1991 and January 24, 1992, but the DHCR investigation 
          of the tenant's complaint could not be completed because of the 
          tenant's voluntary and permanent removal from the subject 

          The inspector's report of January 24, 1992 noted that the tenant 
          moved and thus failed to keep two appointments.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator 
          properly terminated the proceedings below.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabiliza- 
          tion Law and Code, it is, 

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
          the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner          

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