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 120144-RO

               SKAROS REALTY CORP.                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                    DOCKET NO.: EF 120113-OR
                                   PETITIONER
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On April 8, 1991, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on April 4, 1991, by 
          the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodation known 
          as 37-06 72nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY Apartment No. 6-I, 
          wherein the Administrator denied the owner's rent restoration 
          application upon a finding that apartment services had not been 
          restored.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of 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 commenced by the filing June 13, 1990 of an 
          owner's application to restore rent which had been reduced by order 
          dated June 6, 1990.  An inspection of the subject apartment by a 
          Division employee on December 31, 1990 determined that the 
          conditions which resulted in the rent reduction order had not been 
          remedied.  Accordingly the Administrator denied the rent 
          restoration by order dated April 4, 1991.

          In its PAR the owner contends that all appropriate repairs to 
          remedy the conditions listed in the Administrator's order of April 
          4, 1991 have been made.  The owner specifically advises that the 
          repairs were made after the Division's inspection of December 31, 
          1990. 

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 
          denied.  The owner has provided no evidence to indicate that the 
          Administrator's order denying the rent restoration was incorrect.  
          In fact, the owner advises that the repairs were made after the 


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          DOCKET NUMBER: FD 120144-RO


          date of Division's inspection.  If such repairs were made prior to 
          the issuance of the Administrator's order there is no evidence in 
          the record to indicate same.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly 
          based his determination on the entire record, including the 
          December 31, 1990 physical inspection; and that pursuant to Section 
          2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, a rent reduction is 
          warranted based on the finding that the owner has failed to 
          maintain essential services.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent Control Law and the 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be and the same hereby is denied, and 
          the Administrator's order issued on April 4, 1991 be and the same 
          hereby is affirmed.

          ISSUED: 


                                             ___________________________
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner 































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