DOCKET NUMBER:  EJ-110019-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.:  EJ-110018-RO
                                         :  
      KINGSWOOD MANAGEMENT CORP. C/O        DRO DOCKET NO.:  ZEE-110106-S
       SAUL B. SCHNEIDER, 
                           PETITIONER    : 
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          ORDER AND DETERMINATION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On  October  5,  1990,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a   petition   for
     administrative review against an order issued on September  25,  1990,  by
     the District Rent Administrator at Gertz Plaza, 92-31 Union  Hall  Street,
     Jamaica, NY, wherein the Administrator reduced the rent due to diminutions 
     of service.

     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.

     On May 14, 1990, the tenant (Anna Goldstein) commenced this proceeding  by
     filing a complaint  asserting  that  the  owner  had  failed  to  maintain
     certain services in the subject apartment.

     On May 16, 1990, the petitioner-owner was mailed the tenant's complaint by 
     DHCR at the petitioner-owner's address as correctly stated in the  record.
     Although duly notified to do so, the petitioner-owner failed to respond to 
     the tenant's complaint.

     Thereafter, an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted  on  July
     23, 1990 by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed that the  bathroom  ceiling
     is stained, has cracks and bulges; and that the  entire  apartment  is  in
     need of painting.

     The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and  further
     ordered a reduction of the stabilization rent.

     In  its  petition  for  administrative  review,  the  owner   states,   in
     substance, that the order appealed from is based  on  factual  errors  and
     should be reversed.

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

     Despite the owner's assertions, the record clearly show  that  a  physical
     inspection confirmed the existence of the defective conditions.  The 








     DOCKET NUMBER:  EJ-110018-RO

     owner's petition merely denies without proof the  Administrator's  finding
     and does not even state whether repairs were made.

     THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and  the
     Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, it is

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied,  and  that
     District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

     ISSUED:





                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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