Docket Number: FD-110118-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.:  FD  110118-RO
                                            :  
             POMONOK CREST APARTMENTS,         DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET   NO.:   EE   110637-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW,
                    IN PART AND MODIFYING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

        On April 12, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  March  8,   1991,
        concerning t e  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.

        On April 18, 1990, the tenant commenced this proceeding by filing  a
        complaint asserting that the owner had failed  to  maintain  certain
        services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on September 20,  1990,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on February  26,  1991,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On March 8, 1991, the Rent  Administrator  directed  restoration  of
        these  services  and  further  ordered  a  reduction  of  the  legal
        regulated rent.

        In its petition for administrative  review,  the  owner  states,  in
        substance, that repairs have been performed and there should  be  no
        rent reduction because  the  tenant's  original  complaint  did  not
        request for one.

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

        The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  owner's
        contention that repairs had  been  made  before  the  apartment  was
        inspected or before the order was issued, or whether the  contention

        is that repairs  were  made  following  the  issuance  of  the  Rent
        Administrator's order.  If it is the former, then the owner's 
        allegation is belied by the report of the agency inspector.   If  it






          Docket Number: FD-110118-RO
        is the latter, then the Rent Administrator's order finding decreased 
        services was nevertheless correct when issued.

        However, the record shows that the tenant in its original  complaint
        did not request for a rent reduction.  The petition  is  granted  in
        part and the Administrator's order modified to  eliminate  the  rent
        reduction.  Any rent arrears shall be paid by the  tenant  in  three
        equal installments.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law  and  Code,
        it is

        ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted  in
        part, and that the District Rent Administrator's order be,  and  the
        same hereby is, modified in accordance with this Order and Opinion.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner


    

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