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

          APPEAL OF                                  DOCKET NO.: CG620145RT
          HELANE S. WENDROW                          RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                     DOCKET NO.: BJ630092B


          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on June 17, 1988, concerning the housing  
          accommodations known as 3260 Netherland Avenue, Apartment 2G, 
          Bronx, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the 
          tenants' complaint of a reduction of building-wide services.  The 
          tenants' complaint was processed per Docket No. BJ630092B.  The 
          Rent Administrator's order was issued inadvertently per Docket No. 

          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 tenants commenced the proceedings by filing a complaint 
          asserting the owner had failed to maintain certain services in the 
          subject building.

          In an answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in the 
          complaint or otherwise asserted that all required repairs had been 
          or will be completed.

          Thereafter, inspections of the subject building were conducted by 
          DHCR inspectors who found that a new elevator was in the process of 
          being installed, that the superintendent and his spouse lived on 
          the premises, that there was no evidence of a defective basement 
          door or of exposed wiring in the basement, that the lobby light was 
          satisfactory and that a new roof door had been installed.  Contact 
          with the above-named tenant confirmed that the elevator was 

          The Rent Administrator, therefore, denied the relief requested and 
          terminated the proceedings.

          The tenant filed a petition for administrative review objecting to 


          the Rent Administrator's order, arguing that the Rent Administrator 
          had failed to consider that the tenants were without elevator 
          services for several months, that the repairs to the new roof door 
          was inadequate and that the on-premises superintendent fails to 
          provide full-time services.

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

          The tenant failed to establish any basis for modifying or revoking 
          the Rent Administrator's order, which found, based on inspections, 
          that the tenants were not entitled to a rent reduction because none 
          of the reduced services cited in the complaint were confirmed at 
          the time of inspection.  The inspection reports, prepared by 
          impartial DHCR inspectors, were entitled to, and were afforded, 
          great weight.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law & Code and 
          the Rent & Eviction Law & Regulations for the City of New York, it 

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


                                                      JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                     Deputy Commissioner

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