STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: ARL11622Q
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                   RICHARD ALBERT               DOCKET NO.: QOO3343S       

               On July 14, 1986, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on June 
          17, 1986, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 93-47 222 Street, Apt. 3R, Queens Village, 
          NY wherein the Administrator directed the restoration of services 
          and reduced the stabilized rent effective October 1, 1985.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.

               This proceeding was commenced on August 1, 1985 by the filing 
          of a complaint of decrease in services.  An inspection conducted by 
          a Division employee confirmed the existence of some of the 
          complained of conditions resulting in the June 17, 1986 order 
          reducing the rent.

               In the PAR, the owner contends that all services have been and 
          are being provided, including extermination; that the wall crack 
          found by the inspector is due to normal settling or is necessary 
          for expansion of the riser and, in any event, was not reported to 
          the owner's contractor when complaints of building settling were 
          addressed;  that the tenants have signed multiple meritless 
          complaints in an effort to harass the owner; that water damage 
          inside the apartment has been or will be repaired; and that the 
          tenant has continuously denied access for repairs and inspections 
          by the owner.

               The tenant interposed an answer requesting the denial of the 
          owner's petition.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the PAR should be 


               The Commissioner notes that the inspection was conducted in 
          response to specific items raised in the complaint and the report 
          was prepared by a Division employee who is not a party to the 
          proceeding.  It was therefore appropriate for the Administrator to 
          rely on the inspection results in determining the outcome in this 

               While the owner states that repairs were made with respect to 
          various conditions, he makes no assertion that such repairs were 
          made before the order was issued and his assertions that repairs 
          will be made in the future has no bearing on the correctness of the 
          Administrator's order when issued.  The owner has provided no 
          evidence to substantiate the other allegations in the PAR.

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


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        


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