HD610165RO
                                  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.:
                                                       HD610165RO
                      NANCY RAMOS
               c/o ZENITH ASSOCIATES,                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       GD610712S
                                   PETITIONER                            
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                         AND REVOKING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER


          On April 20, 1993, the above-named petitioner-owner timely re-filed 
          a Petition for Administrative Review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          February 18, 1993, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 124 East 176th Street, Apartment 
          4-A, Bronx, New York, wherein the Administrator determined that the 
          owner had failed to maintain certain services, reduced the rent, 
          and directed a restoration of 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 administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced by the filing by the tenant of a 
          complaint of a decrease in services dated March 29, 1992.  A copy 
          of the tenant's complaint was served on the owner who responded 
          stating that a settlement had been reached and the tenant was 
          withdrawing her complaint.  An original statement signed by the 
          tenant was enclosed with the owner's response.

          An inspection conducted by a Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal (DHCR) staff inspector on January 29, 1993, confirmed some 
          of the complained of conditions resulting in the issuance of the 
          order herein appealed.














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          In the PAR, the owner states that the tenant withdrew her complaint 
          on June 22, 1992, and that it was error for the Administrator to 
          have conducted an inspection and to have issued an order.

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

          On June 22, 1992, the tenant sent a request to terminate her com- 
          plaint filed on March 28, 1992.  On July 16, 1992 this Agency sent 
          a follow-up asking the tenant to confirm her withdrawal. The notice 
          was not answered by the tenant.  Two further Agency notices dated 
          December 21, 1992 and January 13, 1992 were also not responded to.

          The Commissioner, therefore, finds that the proceeding below should 
          have been terminated before the order was issued and consequently 
          that the order reducing the rent should be revoked.


          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, granted, 
          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          revoked.
           

          ISSUED:






                                                                                                                         
                                                       LULA M. ANDERSON   
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


    

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