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                                  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.: HK210051RO
                                                  
          MICHELLE CORSO                          RENT
          O & E REALTY CO.                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: FH210182S
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                       AND REVOKING RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

               On November 17, 1993 the above named petitioner-owner filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued November 1, 1993. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. 8A located at 1366 East Third Street, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y.  The Administrator directed restoration of services 
          and ordered a rent reduction for failure to maintain required 
          services.
            
               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 
          appeal.

               The tenant commenced this proceeding on August 7, 1991 by 
          filing a Statement of Complaint of Decrease in Services wherein  
          she alleged that the refrigerator is defective, the bathroom floor 
          is broken and that the apartment is infested with mice, water bugs 
          and roaches. The owner was served with a copy of the complaint and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. 
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  The inspection was conducted on October 20, 1993 and 
          revealed evidence of roach and mice droppings as well as the fact 
          that the temperature in the fresh food compartment of the 
          refrigerator was 30 degrees.

               On November 15, 1991 the tenant notified the Administrator 
          that she wished to withdraw her complaint because all matters had 
          been resolved in a satisfactory manner.  On November 1, 1993 the 
          Administrator nontheless issued the order here under review and 
          ordered a rent reduction.

               On appeal the owner states that the order here under review 












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          should not have been issued based on the tenant's letter 
          withdrawing the complaint.  The petition was served on the tenant 
          on November 30, 1993. 
           
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted 
          and the order here under review should be revoked.

               The owner is correct in that the tenant's November 1, 1991 
          communication to the Administrator should have resulted in this 
          proceeding being terminated.  The tenant was clear in stating that 
          the conditions which gave rise to the complaint had been resolved 
          to her satisfaction.  Therefore, the Commissioner grants the 
          owner's petition and revokes the order here under review.
           
               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 
          is 

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          granted, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked. Any arrears owed by the tenant by reason of the 
          Commissioner's determination herein may be paid off in twelve (12) 
          equal monthly installments or immediately if the tenant vacates the 
          apartment.

          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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