Docket Number: FA 120354-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.: FA 120354-RO 
                                             
                                               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          OMNIA PROPERTIES INC./LEWIS MARKS,   DOCKET NO.: DI 120700-S  
          
                                               SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                123-35 82 Rd., Apt. No. 6K,
                              PETITIONER        Kew Gardens, N.Y. 11415
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 5, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  timely  petition
        for administrative review of an order issued on December  18,  1990,
        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 Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record and has 
        carefully considered that portion of  the  record  relevant  to  the
        issue raised by the administrative appeal.

        This proceeding was originally commenced on September  28,  1989  by
        the tenant filing a complaint that  the  owner  failed  to  maintain
        certain services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on November 22, 1989, the  owner/agent  asserted
        inter alia that it "will continue to  pursue  a  resolution  to  the
        problem through the channels available to us."

        In another answer filed on April 19, 1990, the owner/agent  asserted
        in  substance  that  repairs  had  been  performed  in  the  subject
        apartment.

        Thereafter  on  August  27,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On October 29, 1990, the tenant wrote DHCR that defective conditions 
        continue to exist.

        Based on said inspection, the Administrator directed on December 28, 
        1990 restoration of these services and further ordered  a  reduction
        of the stabilized rent.

        In this petition, the owner/agent contends in  substance  that  upon
        receipt of the order appealed from, it is "attending  to  this  work
        immediately."






          Docket Number: FA 120354-RO


        In reply, the tenant states in  substance  that  repairs  were  only
        completed after the order's issuance, i.e. "not finally  taken  care
        of until January 1991."

        The record is clear, uncontested by the parties, that  repairs  were
        completed after the Administrator's  order  was  issued.   Then  the
        Administrator's order based  on  the  inspection  finding  decreased
        services, warranting rent reduction, is correct when issued.

        This Order and Opinion is issued  without  prejudice  to  the  owner
        filing an application for 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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