ARL 09260-Q


                                  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.:   
                                                  ARL 09260-Q              

               REGENCY GARDENS COMPANY,           RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  QS 001973-S
                                   PETITIONER     PREMISES: Apt. 2-H, 
          ----------------------------------x     141-12 79th Ave.
                                                  Flushing, NY


            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


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

          The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence  in  the  recorded
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issues raised by the petition.  

          The tenant  commenced  this  proceeding  by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment, including road infestation.

          In its answer, the owner denied the allegations set forth in  the
          tenant's  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  the  existence  of  roach
          infestation in the tenant's apartment.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the stabilization rent.



          In its petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that repairs have been performed.  The owner claims to 
          provide extermination service regularly, as  proven  by  the  en-
          closed contract with an exterminating company.

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







          ARL 09260-Q
          The owner's petitio fails to assert any challenge to the 
          Administrator's order.  The record  establishes  that  the  roach
          infestation was verified by an inspection  several  months  after
          proper notice of the  complaint  to  the  owner.   Moreover,  the
          exterminating company contract is dated after the inspection  had
          taken place.

          This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the owner's 
          right to file an application with the Division for a  restoration
          of rent based upon a restoration of services,  if  the  facts  so
          warrant.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code, 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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