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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: DE120290RO
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                  RICHARD ALBERT                DOCKET NO.: CL120127OR       
                           MODIFYING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

               On May 18, 1989, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on May 
          2, 1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 93-49 222 Street, Apt 1Y, Queens Village, NY 
          wherein the Administrator denied the owner's application to restore 
          rent which had been reduced by an order under Docket No. BL120250S.

               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 by the filing of an application 
          to restore rent dated Dec. 26, 1988 in which the owner alleged that 
          the services, as contained in the Administrator's order reducing 
          the rent, had been restored.  In addition, the owner contended in 
          the application that the shower tile condition, as contained in the 
          order reducing the rent, was not raised in the tenant's original 
          complaint, and that the tenant has refused access for repairs since 
          the rent reduction order was issued.

               In answer to the owner's application the tenant responded that 
          the owner's request should be denied as repairs have not been made.

               An inspection conducted by a Division employee on April 12, 
          1989 confirmed that the required work had not been performed.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 

               The owner's contention that the shower stall condition was not 
          raised in the tenant's complaint is more properly the subject of a 


          challenge to the rent reduction order and is, consequently, not 
          reviewable here.  The Commissioner notes that such a challenge has 
          been docketed in CL120181RO and an order and opinion was issued 
          thereon which affirmed the rent reduction of $1.50 per month for 
          the shower stall condition. 

               The Commissioner notes that although the owner alleges that 
          access has been denied he has offered no evidence to substantiate 
          this allegation before the Administrator.  In fact, he contends 
          that the repairs to the sagging floor have been completed.  The 
          Commissioner finds that this assertion is controverted by the 
          results of the inspection.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent Law and the Rent 
          and Eviction Regulations, it is,

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied and that the Administrator's order be, 
          and the same hereby is, affirmed in accordance herewith.


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        

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