Docket Number: FD-110174-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  110174-RO
                                            :  
             GEORGE SIDERAKIS,                 DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET   NO.:   DK   110458-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On April 17, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely Petition for 
        Administrative  Review  of  an  order  issued  on  March  21,  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 November 8, 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 January 12, 1990 and February 28,  1991,  the
        owner denied the allegations set forth in the tenant's complaint  or
        otherwise asserted that all required repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on March 7, 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 21, 1991, 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,  in
        substance, that repairs have been performed.

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

        Although the owner contends that repairs were effectuated  prior  to
        the issuance of the Administrator's order,  the  Commissioner  notes
        that the owner submitted insufficient evidence to  substantiate  the
        contention either while the proceeding was pending before the 







        Docket Number: FD-110174-RO

        Administrator or by attachment to this petition.  The record clearly 
        shows that inspection  disclosed  defective  conditions,  warranting
        rent reduction.   Accordingly,  based  on  a  preponderance  of  the
        evidence the owner has offered insufficient reason  to  disturb  the
        Administrator's order, and it should be affirmed.

        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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