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.: DH110334RO         
                                                    SJR NO.: 7077
            Mohammed A. Malik c/o
            Karen Schwartz-Sidrane,
                                                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.: DD110342S           
              
                                                    
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                         Apt.1D
                                                         47-40 41st. St.
                                                         Sunnyside, 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 on July 25, 1989 concerning the housing 
            accommodations 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 on April 17, 1989 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment.

            On April 27, 1989, DHCR mailed a copy of the complaint to the owner.

            The Commissioner notes that though duly notified to do so, the owner 
            failed to respond to the complaint or to inform the Administrator of 
            a court proceeding regarding the same matter. There is nothing in 
            the record to indicate that the owner submitted some form of 
            explanation or rebuttal to the Administrator.

            Thereafter, an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted on 
            July 7, 1989 by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the existence of 
            a defective oven/broiler.

            On July 25, 1989, the Administrator directed the restoration of 
            services and ordered a reduction of the stabilized rent based on the 
            inspection result that the oven/broiler failed to electronically 
            ignite as required , making the oven and broiler inoperative.

            In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends in 
            substance that in a court stipulation dated September 25, 1989, the 
            tenant discontinued this proceeding (DD110342S); and thus, the 
            Administrator's order has no binding effect.







            DH110334RO

            On December 14, 1989, DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the 
            tenant who asserted that she never signed the alleged housing court 
            stipulation, that this stipulation is a mere copy and that there is 
            no original, and that repairs were effected on August 7, 1989 i.e. 
            subsequent to the issuance of the order appealed from.

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

            The Administrator's determination was based on the entire record, 
            including the results of the July 7, 1989 inspection by a DHCR staff 
            member who confirmed the existence of a defective oven/broiler. 
            These are decreased services, warranting a rent reduction. The 
            determination was in all respects proper and is hereby sustained.

            The Commissioner notes that the tenant admits that repairs were 
            effected on August 7, 1989 i.e. subsequent to the issuance of the 
            order appealed from. The owner does not appear to dispute this 
            admission. Accordingly, based on the restoration of the services in 
            question, the Commissioner restores the stabilized rent effective 
            August 7, 1989.

            The owner's submission in the petition of a copy of a court 
            stipulation fails to rebut the Administrator's determination which 
            is based on the inspection results. The Commissioner notes that 
            though duly notified to do so, the owner failed to respond to the 
            complaint or to inform the Administrator of a court proceeding 
            regarding the same matter. There is nothing in the record to 
            indicate that the owner submitted some form of explanation or 
            rebuttal to the Administrator.

            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 Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
            affirmed.

            ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                            JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                            Deputy Commissioner


    

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