ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BH 220220 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
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:               
                                                 BH 220220 RO    
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT              
                                                 ADMIN. DOCKET NO.:         
                                                 BA 220030-S
                                                                          
                 EMPIRE REALTY CO.,              Premises: 742 Montgomery 
                                                           St., Apt. C2,    
                                                           Brooklyn, NY
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            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 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 asserted that all required  repairs
          would be completed.

               Thereafter  an  inspection  of  the  subject  apartment  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  maximum  legal
          rent.


               In its petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that repairs have been performed.

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

               The owner's petition does not make clear whether it  is  the
          owner's  contention  that  repairs  had  been  made  before   the






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BH 220220 RO
          apartment was inspected or the order was issued  or  whether  the
          contention is that repairs were made following  the  issuance  of
          the Rent Administrator's order.  If it is the  former,  then  the
          owner's  allegation  is  belied  by  the  report  of  the  agency
          inspector.  If it is the latter, then  the  Rent  Administrator's
          order reducing the rent was correct when issued.  

               This order is issued without prejudice to the owner filing a 
          restoration of services application. 

               THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  Rent   and   Eviction
          Regulations, 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, affirmed.

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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