EE 130392 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 130392 RO
                                                
             JEFFREY MOSKIN                      DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
             C/O HORING & WELIKSON,              DOCKET NO.: DD 130053-B

                                                 PREMISES: 141-50 85th Road
                                                  Briarwood, 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 tenants  commenced  this  proceeding  by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain  certain  services
          in the subject premises.

          In its answer, the owner stated that repairs were being made.

          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.  Owner also  contends
          that it is "arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to  law"  for  the
          Administrator not to serve a copy of the Inspection Report on  the
          owner.

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

          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.   As  to
          the owner's contention on appeal that  the  DHCR  had  a  duty  to
          serve the Inspection  Report  on  the  owner.   In  Empress  Manor
          Apartments v. N.Y. State D.H.C.R., (538 N.Y.S.2nd 49 (A.D. 2  Dept
          1989)) the Court held that the owner was not denied due process by 
          the failure of the DHCR to serve copies of the  inspection  report
          on it.






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          The Commissioner notes that on October 29, 1990 the owner filed an 
          Application for Rent Restoration, and that  said  Application  was
          denied on February 28, 1991, under Docket# EJ 130189-OR; and  that
          the  owner  subsequently  filed  a  new   Application   for   Rent
          Restoration on April 10,  1991,  and  that  this  application  was
          granted on December 18, 1991, under Docket# FD 130118-OR.  

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of   the   Rent
          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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