EE130393RT

                                  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.: EE130393RT
                                                  
                                                  RENT
          OCSAR ROLDAN                            ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: DH130113OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
               The above named petitioner-tenant timely refiled a Petition 
          for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued February 15, 1990. The order concerned various 
          housing accommodations located at 89-21 169th Street, Jamaica, N.Y.  
          The Administrator granted the owner's rent restoration application.  

               The owner commenced this proceeding on August 11, 1989 by 
          filing a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. CA120053B had been issued.  The Commissioner notes that the 
          rents had been ordered reduced based on findings of loose and 
          inoperative building entrance door knob and broken vestibule door 
          knob.

               The application was served on the tenants and an opportunity 
          to respond was afforded.  The Administrator ordered a physical 
          inspection of the subject building.  The inspection was conducted 
          on February 1, 1990 and revealed that services had been fully 
          restored.  The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          February 15, 1990 and granted the application based on the 
          inspector's report.

               On appeal, one tenant states, in sum, that the owner has not 
          restored services and that an inspection should be conducted.  The 
          petition was served on the owner on July 6, 1990.The owner filed a 
          response on July 10, 1990 and stated, in sum, that the petition 
          should be denied based on the inspector's report.

               After careful review of the evidence in the record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The report of the DHCR inspector, which revealed that the 












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          owner had restored services is dispositive of the issue herein. The 
          Commissioner deems it appropraite to rely on the report of a DHCR 
          inspector who is an impartial observer rather than on the 
          unsupported allegations of a party to the proceeding.  The tenant 
          has not rebutted the report.  The order here under review was 
          correctly issued and is affirmed.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations for New York City 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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