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.: EA120021R0 
                                                                      
           
          Skaros Realty Corp.,                    RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: DF120131OR     
                                                      
                          PETITIONER              PREMISES:  Apt. 3B
                                                             37-06 72nd. St.
                                                             Jackson Heights 
                                                             New York
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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 December 5, 1992 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 this administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on June 26, 1989 by the owner filing 
          an application to restore rent based on the restoration of services.

          In answer, the tenant asserted that the bathroom was being repaired.

          On November 24, 1989, a physical inspection of the apartment was 
          conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the continued 
          existence of defective conditions.

          By an order dated December 5, 1989, the Administrator determined 
          from the inspection results that the wall tiles were missing on the 
          corner above the bathtub and the area improperly cemented; the 
          bathroom floor tiles were slightly uneven and tiles were missing 
          behind the riser. The Administrator denied the owner's application.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends that 
          the missing tiles on the corner above the bathtub and the floor 
          tiles behind the riser were replaced.

          In answer, the tenant denied that repairs were completed and 
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          otherwise asserted that the job was performed in an unworkmanlike 
          manner.

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

          In the instant case, the petition does not establish any basis for 
          modifying or revoking the Administrator's order which determined 
          that the owner had not restored the services in question, based on 
          a November 24, 1989 on-site inspection confirming the continued 
          existence of defective conditions. Accordingly, the determination 
          denying the rent restoration application was proper in all respects 
          and is hereby sustained.

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

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


          ISSUED:


                                                                             
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
    

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