BH-110270-RO
           

                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.: BH-110270-RO  
                                                                              
                                                  
                                                  RENT          ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: AL-110054-S
          DILIP N. TOLAT,         PETITIONER      PREMISES: 35-54 95th St. 
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                                                  Jackson Heights, 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 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 the proceeding below by filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

          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 would be completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment  was  conducted
          bya 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 certain repairs have  been  performed  and  other
          repairs will be performed.

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

          Although the owner contends that certain repairs were effectuated 
          prior  to  the  issuance  of  the  administrator's   order,   the
          Commissioner notes  that  the  owner  submitted  no  evidence  to







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          substantiate the contention  either  while  the  proceeding  wazs
          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.

          Moreover, since the owner concedes in the petition  that  repairs
          to the windows were not done, the  Administrator's  determination
          that the owner failed to make the necessary repairs was correct.

          The owner is advised to file a rent restoration application  when
          all repairs are completed, if this is not already been done.


          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 District Rent Administrator's order be,  and
          the same hereby is, affimed.

          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Acting Deputy Commissioner


                                          













    

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