ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: ARL 09790-L


                                  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

          ------------------------------------X 
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:               
                                                 ARL 09790-L
                                              :
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S     
                                                 DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 LC 002724 S
                    HAROLD PINE,                              
                                                 PREMISES:
                              PETITIONER      :  56 West 106th St., 
          ------------------------------------X  Apt. 4C, New York, N.Y.     
                                
            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 of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issues raised by the petition.  

               The tenants commenced the proceeding below by filing a 
          complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
          services in the subject apartment, including, but not limited to 
          defective apartment entrance door.

               In his 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 building was conducted 
          by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of defective 
          conditions.

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

               In his petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that repairs have been performed prior to the 
          issuance of the Administrator's order.














          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: ARL 09790-L

               The tenant interposed a response to the owner's petition which 
          stated, from his original complaint certain repairs had been 
          performed except for the defective apartment entrance door.

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

               Although the owner contends that repairs were effectuated 
          prior to the issuance of the administrator's order, the 
          Commissioner notes that the owner submitted no evidence to 
          substantiate the contention either while the proceeding was pending 
          before the administrator or by attachment to his petition.  
          Accordingly, based on a preponderance of the evidence the owner has 
          offered insufficient reason to disturb the administrator's order, 
          and it should be affirmed.

               This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the 
          owner's rights as they may pertain to an application to the 
          Division for a restoration of rent based upon the restoration of 
          services, if the facts so warrant.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction 
          Regulations for New York City, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
          is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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