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





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
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                    Ana Agudelo,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
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                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodation 
          known as 42-72 80th Street, Apt. 4J, Elmhurst, N.Y.

          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 the proceeding below by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.  


          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 an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted by 
          a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed that the conditions, described 
          in the complaint, were found to have been corrected.

          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts that 
          there are holes through which mice come in and that the apartment 
          has not yet been painted.




          In response to the petition, the owner states, in substance, that 












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          the holes in the wall were repaired and that the painting will be 
          done only when the tenant pays the required painting deposit.

          The DHCR served a copy of the petition on the owner on 
          October 12, 1988.

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

          Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
          required to order the rent reduction, upon application by the 
          tenant, where it is found that the owner has failed to maintain 
          required services.  An inspection confirmed that the conditions 
          complained about have been corrected.  Based on this inspection, 
          the Administrator properly determined that a rent reduction was not 
          warranted. 

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
          and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, 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
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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