Docket Number: FA 610314-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 610314-RO 
                                            : 
                                               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                            :  DOCKET NOS.: FD 610191-OR 
           KENNETH ROTNER,                                  CC 610010-S
                                            
                                            :  Subject Premises: 
                                                175 East 151 Street
                           PETITIONER       :   Apt. No. 40, Bronx, NY 10451
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On January 30, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  timely  petition
        for administrative review of an order issued  on  January  8,  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
        issue raised by the administrative appeal.

        This proceeding was originally commenced on April 30,  1990  by  the
        owner filing an application to restore rent based on the restoration 
        of services including, but not limited to, the "bell system" of  the
        subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on June 5, 1990, the tenant denied  the  allegat
        ions set forth in the owner's  application  and  otherwise  asserted
        that the  intercom  system  and  the  door  bell  system  are  still
        defective.

        Thereafter on December  20,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who  confirmed  that
        the "apartment door bells" are "not working."

        Based on said inspection, the Rent Administrator denied  on  January
        8, 1991 the owner's application.

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the apartment 
        door bells "have been in good working order at all relevant  times";
        that the  intercom  system,  which  includes  the  bell/buzzer,  was
        repaired; and that the apartment door bells should also be  in  good
        condition.  The owner also alleged that it was not informed  of  the
        defective apartment door bells; and that  it  subsequently  repaired
        them.

        In reply, the  tenant  restated  its  original  complaint  that  its






          Docket Number: FA 610314-RO

        "apartment entry doorbell stopped working in the latter part of 1986 
        and was never satisfactorily repaired"; and that  "while  the  other
        conditions have been  repaired,  the  bell  system  is  still  defec
        tive...."

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

        It is noted that the  owner  was  duly  notified  of  the  defective
        apartment door bells by the tenant's original complaint and  by  the
        rent reduction order; and that the owner  alleged  repairs  of  same
        subsequent to denial of its rent restoration application.  Then, the 
        Administrator's order, based on the inspection finding the continued 
        existence of  defective  apartment  door  bells,  was  correct  when
        issued.

        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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