EH 530165 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.:  EH 530165 RO

                    LINDJAMAR REALTY              DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR
                  MANAGEMENT CORPORATION,         DOCKET NO.: DC 530112 B

                                                  PREMISES: 536-44 ISHAM STREET
                                                            NEW YORK, NEW YORK
                                 PETITIONER
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              ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE IN PART
                                           AND
                              REMANDING PROCEEDINGS IN PART


          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 issue herein is whether there was a decrease in services 
          warranting reduction of the legal regulated rent.

          On March 27, 1989 the tenant filed a complaint of decrease in 
          services, alleging among other conditions complained of, the 
          following:

               broken front door lock,

               intercom buzzers and loudspeakers don't work.

          In its answer, dated April 27, 1989, the owner responded to the above 
          complaint by stating that an appointment had been made with repairmen 
          to repair the above-mentioned defects.

          On February 5, 1990 a physical inspection of the subject housing 
          accommodation was conducted by the Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal (DHCR).  The inspector's report found that the front door 
          only locks "sporadically" and that in 4 apartments while the 
          intercoms were working, there was static.

          On July 19, 1990, the Rent Administrator issued an order based on the 
          report of the physical inspection, reducing the maximum legal rent by 
          $5.00 per month, effective on the first rent payment day following 
          the issuance of the order.







          EH 530165 RO
          In its petition, the owner contends that repairs were made, and 
          submits bills from repairmen as documentation.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 
          denied, in part, and that the proceedings should be remanded in part.

          The Commissioner notes that the owner did not present evidence of 
          repairs below although the date of the repairman's bill was before 
          the issue date of the order.  Having failed to present such evidence 
          below, the owner cannot present such evidence for the first time at 
          PAR.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the owner's right to filed 
          the appropriate application for restoration of the rent, if the facts 
          so warrant.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and the 
          same hereby is, denied, in part to the extent that it concerns 
          owner's evidence of repair presented for the first time at PAR, and 
          that the proceedings be remanded for further review to consider the 
          issue of the number of apartments inspected for defective intercoms.


          ISSUED:


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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner





    

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