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.:EE210147RO     
                                                        
          MRM Management Co.,                      RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:DK210144S      
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      320 Eastern Parkway    
                                                      Apt. 6I
                                                      Brooklyn, NY    
                                PETITIONER     
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              ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND 
                                REVOKING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER
                 
            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on April 23, 1990 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 on October 27, 1989 by filing 
            a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
            services in the subject apartment.

            In answer, the owner denied the allegations in the complaint and 
            otherwise asserted in substance that the tenant refused access to 
            repairmen. The owner submitted copies of statements from the 
            building superintendent and painters/contractors, claiming that the 
            tenant did not allow them to do repairs.

            There is nothing in the record that an inspection to allow access 
            was scheduled for the owner and the tenant so that repairs could be 
            performed in the subject apartment. A regular inspection on March 
            22, 1990 was conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the 
            existence of defective conditions.

            By an order dated April 23, 1990, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends that in view of the 
            documentation submitted below, an inspection to allow access for 
            repairs should have been conducted; and that the rent reduction 
            order should be reversed.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant, who failed to 
            dispute the owner's defense of denied access.

            EE210147RO








            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
            the petition should be granted and that the Administrator's order 
            should be revoked.

            The record establishes that the owner properly raised in the 
            proceeding below the defense that the tenant refused access, and 
            that an inspection to allow access for repairs was not scheduled as 
            should be. In addition, the claim of denied access was not disputed 
            by the tenant. Accordingly, the owner's petition is granted and the 
            Administrator's order issued on April 23, 1990 is revoked.

            The Commissioner notes that the owner's rent restoration application 
            (EE210080OR) was granted on December 31, 1990.

            Rent arrears may be due the owner from the tenant as a result of 
            this Order and Opinion. Any arrears shall be paid in monthly 
            installments which shall not exceed the amount of the monthy rent 
            reductions revoked herein

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted, and 
            that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked.



            ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                                  Lula M. Anderson
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


    

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