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.:
                                                  GH430011RO
                                             
          Seymour Moslin Asociates, Inc./         RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          Cornelia Feigl,                         DOCKET NO.:
                                                  FE430282OR 

                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  645 W. 160th Street
                              PETITIONER          New York, NY
                              
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review against an order issued on July 1, 1992 by the Rent 
          Administrator denying the owner's application to restore rent based 
          on the continued existence of defective conditions.

          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 administrative appeal.

          The owner commenced this proceeding on June 13, 1991 by filing an 
          application to restore rent based on the restoration of services.

          In answer, the tenants stated that defective conditions continue to 
          exist.

          On December 16, 1991, a physical inspection was conducted by a DHCR 
          staff member who confirmed the continued existence of defective 
          conditions.

          By an order dated July 1, 1992, the Administrator directed the 
          restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends in 
          substance that repairs were performed. Attached to the petition 
          were copies of paid bills and statements indicating work subsequent 
          to the issuance of the order being appealed from.

          DHCR mailed copies of the petition to the tenants.

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 












          GH430011RO


          that the petition should be denied.

          Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
          required to order a rent reduction where it is found that an owner 
          has failed to maintain required services. Section 2202.16 of the 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations contains similar provisions.

          The owner's petition does not establish any basis for revoking the 
          Administrator's order, which determined that the owner was not 
          maintaining services based on a December 16, 1991 physical 
          inspection confirming the continued existence of defective 
          conditions in the building for which a rent reduction is warranted.

          The owner alleges that the defective conditions were corrected 
          subsequent to the issuance date. Accordingly, the determination was 
          in all respects proper and is hereby sustained.

          The Commissioner notes that another application by the owner to 
          restore rent (GK530081OR) was denied on December 15, 1993.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations 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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