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.: EA410310RO    
                                                   (Refile of DK410178RO)
          CORONET PROPERTIES c/o                   
          JOHN J. GROGAN and ASSOCIATES,
                                                      RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.: CJ410627S 
                                  PETITIONER  
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                       74 West 68 St.
                                                       Apt. 9E
                                                       NY, NY
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

            The above-named owner refiled and perfected a timely petition for 
            administrative review of an order issued on October 19, 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 October 24, 1988 by filing 
            a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment.

            In answer, the owner asserted in substance that repairs had been 
            performed and more repairs were being scheduled and would be 
            completed.

            An on-site inspection of the apartment was conducted on October 11, 
            1989 by a DHCR inspector who confirmed that there was peeling paint 
            and plaster throughout the apartment.

            By an order dated October 19, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a reduction of the stabilized 
            rent.

            In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends that 
            the tenant refused access on various occasions.

            In answer, the tenant denied in substance the owner's allegation.

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

            EA410310RO









            Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
            authorized to order a rent reduction upon application by a tenant 
            where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain required 
            services.

            The owner's petition does not establish any basis for modifying or 
            revoking the Administrator's determination that the owner was not 
            maintaining required services based on the results of the October 
            11, 1989 on-site inspection which confirmed the existence of 
            defective conditions, warranting a rent reduction. The determination 
            was in all respects proper and is hereby sustained.

            The unsubstantiated claim that the tenant refused access was not 
            raised in the proceeding below prior to the issuance of the 
            Administrator's order and is now raised for the first time on 
            appeal. Accordingly, this unproven assertion is beyond the scope of 
            review which is limited to the issues and evidence before the 
            Administrator.

            The automatic stay of the retroactive rent reduction that resulted 
            by the filing of this petition is vacated upon issuance of this 
            Order and Opinion.

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






            ISSUED:








                                                                          
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner


    

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