Docket Number: FB-210080-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.: FB 210080-RO
                                            :  
          WILLIAM SIMO,                        DRO DOCKET NO.: ZEJ  210117-S
           
                              PETITIONER    : 
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         ORDER AND OPINION DENYING OWNER'S PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                        AND AFFIRMING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

        On February 11, 1991, the above-named owner  filed  a  Petition  for
        Administrative Review against an order issued on January  17,  1991,
        by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, District Rent 
        Office, concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above 
        described docket number.  

        This administrative appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provisions of 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code.
          
        The issue herein is  whether  there  was  a  decrease  in  services,
        warranting a reduction of the legal regulated rent.

        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 administrative appeal.

        On October 2, 1990, the tenant  commenced this proceeding  by filing 
        a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain  certain
        services in the subject apartment.

        Although the owner was duly notified on October 11, 1990 to  do  so,
        the owner failed to respond to the tenant's complaint.

        Thereafter on December  26,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment 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 stabilization rent.

        In its petition for administrative review,  the  owner  states  that
        "the tenant refused access to effect repairs."

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

        The record clearly shows that an inspection of the subject apartment 
        on December 26, 1990 found the defective conditions in question.  

        Accordingly, the Administrator properly determined   diminutions  of
        service, warranting a rent reduction.






          Docket Number: FB-210080-RO


        The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  petitioner-owner  provided   no
        evidence in this  petition  to  substantiate  its  claim  of  denied
        access.  The Commissioner further notes that prior to  the  issuance
        of the Administrator's order, the owner never asserted this  defense
        but only raised it as  a  self-serving  and  unproven  assertion  on
        appeal.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law  and  Code,
        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:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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