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.:IC210290RO     
                                                        
          Anthony Sorrentino,                      RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:GE210386S      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      620 80 Street
                                                      Apt. 2F
                                                      Brooklyn, NY    
                                PETITIONER     
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND 
                                REVOKING ADMINISTRATOR' ORDER

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on March 21, 1994 concerning the housing 
            accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.  

            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 this proceeding on May 26, 1992 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment. In relevant part, the tenant 
            stated that the owner installed a bathroom cabinet which did not 
            fit. 

            In an answer filed on June 23, 1992, the owner denied the 
            allegations and otherwise asserted that services are being provided 
            and maintained. In relevant part, the owner stated that he was not 
            able to find an exact replacement for the bathroom cabinet; and that 
            he purchased a smaller bathroom cabinet which was installed with 
            moulding to make it fit properly. 

            The tenant filed another statement on January 27, 1994, asserting in 
            substance that the owner continued to fail to maintain services.

            Thereafter, on February 23, 1994, a physical inspection of the 
            subject apartment was conducted by a DHCR staff member who reported 
            that the bathroom sink cabinet door was off the hinges.

            By an order dated March 21, 1994, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.



            IC210290RO








            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the tenant 
            never complained about the bathroom sink cabinet door off the 
            hinges, but about the bathroom cabinet not fitting properly. In any 
            case, the owner alleges that the complained-of condition was 
            corrected in June 1992.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

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

            The record establishes that the owner did address the complained of 
            conditions. The Commissioner finds that the condition relating to 
            the bathroom sink door being off the hinges was not set forth in the 
            tenant's original complaint, which stated that the bathroom cabinet 
            did not fit properly; and that the owner did install in June 1992 a 
            smaller replacement bathroom cabinet, with moulding to make it fit 
            properly. 

            This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the right of 
            the tenant to file a service reduction complaint regarding the 
            condition found by the inspector if the facts still so warrant. 

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted, and 
            that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked.



            ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                                  LULA M. ANDERSON
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


    

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