Docket Number: FE 220003-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.: FE 220003-RO 
                                            :  
             ALEX STERN,                       DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: DK 220540-S  
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May 1, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  timely  petition  for
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  March  26,  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 16, 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 various answers filed on January 4, 1990, June 29,  1990  and
        January 10, 1991, the owner denied the allegations set forth in  the
        tenant's complaint or otherwise asserted that all  required  repairs
        had been or would be completed.

        Thereafter on March 11, 1991, 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 on March  26,  1991  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  and  that  the  tenant
        refused access.

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

        Although the owner alleges  that  the  tenant  refused  access,  the
        Commissioner  notes  that  the  owner  submitted  no   evidence   to
        substantiate this contention pursuant to Policy Statement 90-5 







        Docket Number: FE 220003-RO

        "Arranging Repairs/No Access Inspections" while the  proceeding  was
        pending before the Administrator or by attachment to its petition.

        The owner's petition also 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
        is the latter, then the Rent Administrator's order reducing the rent 
        was nevertheless correct when  issued,  and  this  order  is  issued
        without prejudice to the owner filing an application for restoration 
        of services.

        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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