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

          APPEAL OF                            DOCKET NO. BL 610063 RO

               Magnetone Enterprises Corp.,    DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR
                                               DOCKET NO. AH 610017 OR


          On December 5, 1987, the above-named owner filed a  petition  for
          administrative review of an order issued on November 6, 1987 by a 
          Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          Apt. #21, 1236 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York.

          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 for review.

          On August 4, 1986, the owner commenced this proceeding by  filing
          an application to  restore  rent  based  on  the  restoration  of

          In her answer, filed on September 12, 1986, the  tenant  asserted
          that repairs had not been made.

          On September 30,  1987,  an  agency  inspection  of  the  subject
          premises confirmed that services had not been restored.  

          On November 6, 1987 the Rent Administrator issued the order  here
          under  review  finding  that  services  had  not  been  restored,
          denying the owner's request for rent restoration, and  continuing
          the rent reduction.

          In its petition, filed December 11, 1987,  the  owner  states  in
          substance that services have been restored.

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

          Although the owner submits evidence that some repairs occurred in 
          the past, this proof predates the September 30,  1987  report  of
          agency inspection which revealed continuing services diminutions. 
          Regarding the balance  of  the  service  diminutions,  the  owner
          asserts that these items were repaired following the rent  agency
          inspection.  It is unclear, however, whether the  owner  contends
          that  the  alleged  repairs  were  made  before  or  after   Rent
          Administrator's order was issued.   If  it  is  the  former,  the
          Commissioner notes that the owner failed to make this  allegation
          when the matter was pending before  the  Administrator,  and  the
          order was therefore correct when issued.  If it  is  the  latter,

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          then the Commissioner is of the opinion that the  Administrator's
          order was correct  when  issued  and  should  be  affirmed.   The
          Commissioner notes, however,  that  this  order  and  opinion  is
          issued without  prejudice  to  the  owner's  right  to  file  the
          appropriate application with the Division for  a  restoration  of
          rents based upon the restoration of services,  if  the  facts  so

          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, affirmed.


                                                       ELLIOT SANDER
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


          The Commissioner finds that the Administrator's order  was  based
          on the entire record,  including  the  results  of  the  on-site,
          physical inspection conducted on September 30, 1987, and that the 
          Administrator was authorized to deny the owner's rent restoration 
          application  upon  determining  that  the  owner  had  failed  to
          maintain services.  The owner has not submitted any  evidence  to
          establish that the required repairs  were  completed  before  the
          rent restoration application was denied.

          Although the owner contends that some  repairs  were  effectuated
          prior  to  the  issuance  of  the  Administrator's   order,   the
          Commissioner notes that the owner submitted insufficient evidence 
          to substantiate the contention while this proceeding was  pending
          before  the  administrator  and  the  results   of   the   agency

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          inspection, conducted September 30, 1987, revealed  that  several
          items remained in a state of disrepair.   Further,  although  the
          owner asserts that several repairs were made after  the  issuance
          of the order appealed herein, this assertion would not change the 
          Administrator's order which was correct when issued.


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