Docket Number: FD-110168-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  110168-RO
                                            :  
             GRENADIER REALTY CORP.,           DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: DG 110870-S  
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On April 12, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  April  2,   1991,
        concerning t e  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 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 July 26, 1989, 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 February 12, 1991, the  owner  asserted  that
        the tenant refused access.

        DHCR scheduled various appointment dates with tenant and  owner  for
        repairs.

        Thereafter on February 14, 1991 and March 21,  1991  inspections  of
        the subject apartment were conducted by  a  D.H.C.R.  inspector  who
        confirmed the existence of defective conditions.

        On April 2, 1991, the 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 tenant denied the owner access for repairs.

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







          Docket Number: FD-110168-RO

        Although the owner was notified of scheduled appointments for access 
        to repair, the owner failed to appear on the February 14,  1991  and
        March 21, 1991 inspections.  In addition, the owner failed to comply 
        with the proper  procedures  of  Policy  Statement  90-5  "Arranging
        Repairs/No Access Inspections."

        Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator  properly
        relied on the results of the inspections; and that,  based  thereon,
        the Administrator properly determined that the owner had  failed  to
        maintain services and properly reduced the tenant's rent.

        This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice  to  the  owner's
        right to file the appropriate application for  restoration  of  rent
        based upon the restoration of services, if the facts so warrant.

        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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