DI 410016 RO
                                  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.: DI 410016 RO

                                               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR
               Moishe Bodner                   DOCKET NO.: DE 510800 S

                                               PREMISES: 
                                               234 West  147th  Street,  #G
                                               New York, New York          
                                   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 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  by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          on the subject premises.

          Thereafter,  the  Agency  served  the  owner  with  the  tenant's
          complaint and afforded the owner twenty (20) days to respond. The 
          owner failed to interpose an answer within the time specified.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed  the  existence  of  defective
          conditions.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the legal regulated rent.

          In its petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that repairs have been performed.



          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of  the  opinion
          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 before 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'  allegation  is  belied  by  the  report  of  the   agency
          inspector.  If it is the latter, then  the  Rent  Administrator's






          DI 410016 RO
          order reducing the rent was nevertheless correct when issued, and 
          this order is issued without prejudice  to  the  owner  filing  a
          restoration of services application.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code, the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974  and  the  Rent
          and Eviction Regulations, 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.

          ISSUED:

           
                                                       ELLIOT SANDER
                                                       Deputy Commissioner
    

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