DF210099RT

                                  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.:  DF210099RT
                                                  
          MARTIN NEWMARK                          RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: CI210072OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
               On June 6, 1989 the above named petitioner-tenant timely 
          refiled a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of 
          the Rent Administrator issued May 10, 1989. The order concerned 
          housing accommodations known as Apt 2C located at 4200 Avenue K, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y.  The Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application.  

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 
          appeal.

               The owner commenced this proceeding on September 2, 1988 by 
          filing a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. AL230090B had been issued.

               The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant filed a response on 
          November 15, 1988.  The response was in the form of various 
          documents, including a copy of an order bearing Docket No. 
          BL210193OR wherein the Administrator had denied the owner's prior 
          rent restoration application.  The documents were offered to show 
          that the owner had not restored services or that the owner was 
          overcharging the tenant.
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on April 20, 1989 and 
          revealed the following:

                    1.   New intercom system has been installed.  Audio is 
                         loud and clear,













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                    2.   The exterior grounds of the building are clean.

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on May 
          10, 1989 and ordered rent restoration for this rent stabilized 
          tenant.

               On appeal the tenant states that the Administrator erred in 
          restoring rent because the outside of the building is unclean and 
          the intercoms are still not functioning properly.  The petition was 
          served on the owner on July 19, 1989. 

               The owner filed a response on July 31, 1989 and stated, in 
          sum, that the order here under review was correct when issued and 
          should be affirmed.
           
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The owner correctly states in its response to the petition 
          that the physical inspection described above revealed that services 
          had been restored.  This inspection was conducted by a DHCR 
          employee who is neither a party nor an adversary to this 
          proceeding.  Numerous prior decisions of the Commissioner have held 
          that the report of a DHCR inspector is entitled to more probative 
          weight than the unsupported allegations of a party to the 
          proceeding.  The order here under review is affirmed.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 
          is 

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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