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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.:
                                                       CH210117RT
                    Howard Solomon,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       BK210065S
                                   PETITIONER
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          .ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 
                   AND REMANDING PROCEEDINGS TO RENT ADMINISTRATOR

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on July 12, 1988, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 1177 East 98th Street, Apartment 4K, 
          Brooklyn, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the 
          tenant's complaint of decreased services.

          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 by filing a complaint asserting 
          that the owner had failed to provide two air conditioner units the 
          tenant was entitled to as a required service.  The tenant also 
          asserted that the empty wall sleeves permitted cold drafts to enter 
          the apartment during the winter.

          The owner answered that "It's a false statement we (the owner) did 
          not supply window blinds, shades, etc."

          Thereafter, an inspection was conducted by a DHCR inspector who 
          confirmed that there were no air conditioner units in the tenant's 
          apartment.  The inspector also found that an air conditioner sleeve 
          was dented and that the cover did not fit properly.




          The Rent Administrator determined only that an air conditioner 
          sleeve cover was dented, and directed the owner to correct the 












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          condition, but did not grant a rent reduction.

          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant points out 
          that the Rent Administrator's order ignored that part of the 
          tenant's complaint asserting that two air conditioners the owner 
          was obligated to provide had been missing since the 1984 inception 
          of the tenant's occupancy of the subject apartment.

          The Commissioner concurs and, therefore, grants the tenant's 
          petition for administrative review.  

          The Rent Administrator's order is revoked, and the proceedings are 
          reopened and remanded to the Rent Administrator to consider the 
          tenant's complaint that the owner was not providing two air 
          conditioner units for the subject apartment.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with 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 and the proceedings remanded to the Rent Administrator for 
          further consideration, in accordance with the above.   
               


          ISSUED:






                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                           
    

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