BJ 430235 RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  BJ 430235-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                     SAMUEL KIZNER,              DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  ZBG 410002-S
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  229 West 101st Street
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. 2-D, New York, NY
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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  accommodation
          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  this  proceeding  by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

          In its answer, the  owner  stated  the  superintendent  had  some
          difficulty gaining access  but  that  once  access  was  provided
          repair work was done and water leakage  into  the  apartment  had
          been corrected.

          Thereafter on August 11,  1987,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
          apartment was conducted by  a  DHCR  inspector.   The  inspection
          revealed that although leak  damage  in  the  bathroom  had  been
          corrected, that the living room ceiling was bulging evidencing  a
          leak and  bathroom  sink  and  shower  cold  water  faucets  were
          leaking.

          By order dated September 24, 1987 the Rent Administrator directed 
          restoration of these services and further ordered a reduction  of
          the stabilized rent.


          In its petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that repair work has beeen performed  to  correct  the
          living room leak problem and the bathroom and shower faucets  are
          not defective.

          After a careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 






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          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
          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  nevertheless  correct  when  issued.
          The contention that the bathroom sink and shower faucets were not 
          defective is contradicated by the inspector's report.

          This Order is issued without prejudice to  the  owner  filinig  a
          restoration of services application.


          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,
          affirmed.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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