EK 210198 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.:  EK 210198 RO



                      L. BENEDEK,
                                                  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR
                                                  DOCKET NO.: EH 210026 S
                                                  PREMISES:  194 8TH STREET, 
                                                             BROOKLYN, 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.

          In its answer below the owner asserted that tenantsdenied  access
          to owner to restore services.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a Divison of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)  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.

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

          An investigation of the record reveals that,  with  its  petition
          owner submitted copies of  correspondence  to  tenant  requesting
          access.  The Commissioner  notes  that  this  correspondence  was
          dated  before   the   Administrator's   Order.    Moreover,   the
          investigation of the record reveals  that  in  its  answer  below
          alleging  lack  of  access,  owner  did  not  include  any   such
          documentation of attemts to gain access.






          EK 210198 RO

          The Commissioner finds that having failed to submit  evidence  of
          attempts to gain access  below,  the  owner  cannot  submit  such
          evidence for the first time on  appeal.   This  order  is  issued
          without  prejudice  to  the  owner  filing  an  application   for
          restoration of services, if the facts so warrant.

          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 the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.


          ISSUED:




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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner





    

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