Docket Number: FE 110141-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 110141-RO 
                                            :  
             TENTH FROGMOUTH CORP.
             MICHAEL BLUTH,                 :  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: FA 130099-HW 
                              PETITIONERS   :  
        ------------------------------------X  SUBJECT PREMISES: 90-10 149th St.,
                                                          Jamaica, New York 11435
          
           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  April  19,   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 January 16, 1991, the tenant commenced this proceeding by  filing
        a complaint asserting that the  owner  failed  to  maintain  certain
        services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on February  15,  1991,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs had been or will 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,  i.e.  that  the  hot  water   services   are
        inadequate in the subject apartment.

        The Administrator directed on April 19, 1991  restoration  of  these
        services and further ordered a reduction of the stabilization rent.

        In this petition, the owner denies in substance the  credibility  of
        the inspection report because repairs have been performed.

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

        The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  owner's
        contention that repairs had  been  made  before  the  apartment  was
        inspected or 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.






          Docket Number: FE 110141-RO

        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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