EE 120406 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.: EE 120406 RO
                                                
            MAYA REALTY ASSOCIATES,              DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.: DC 120808-S

                                                 PREMISES: 64-34 102 Street
                                                  Apt. 1G, Rego Park, 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
          in the subject premises.

          The owner did not interpose an answer to the tenants' complaint.

          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 regulated rent.

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

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this  petition  should  be
          denied.

          Having failed to submit an answer to the tenant's complaint below, 
          the owner cannot submit an answer for the first  time  on  appeal.
          Moreover despite the owner's assertions, the  physical  inspection
          report disclosed the complained of  conditions  existed  and,  the
          Commissioner finds that the rent reduction is warranted.

          The Commissioner notes that the owner  filed  an  Application  for
          Rent Restoration on June 13, 1991 under Docket# FF  110341-OR  and
          this Application was denied by the Administrator on  February  13,
          1992.

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of   the   Rent






          EE 120406 RO

          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and  the
          same  hereby  is,  denied,  and,  that  the  order  of  the   Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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