Docket Number: FE 110364-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 110364-RO  
                                            
                                               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          JAIME ASSOCIATES/                    DOCKET NO.: ED 110969-S  
          MICHAEL KLUGER,
                                               SUBJECT PREMISES: 
                                                102-30 Queens Blvd., Apt. No. 3D,
                            PETITIONER          Forest Hills, NY 11375
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May 24, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  petition  for
        administrative review of an order issued on May 1, 1991,  concerning
        the 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 April 27, 1990, 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 answer dated August 6, 1990, the owner denied the allegations 
        set forth in the tenant's complaint and  asserted  inter  alia  that
        repairs had been completed in or about May 1990.

        Thereafter on April 22, 1991, an inspection of the subject apartment 
        was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of 
        defective conditions.

        The Administrator directed on  May  1,  1991  restoration  of  these
        services and further ordered a  reduction  of  the  legal  regulated
        rent.

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance  that  the  tenant
        signed a statement on July 23, 1990 that required repairs  had  been
        made.

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

        The work order dated July 23, 1990 purportedly signed by the  tenant
        does not show that the tenant withdrew its complaint.  Regardless of 
        the tenant's signature, the owner has a  duty  to  insure  that  all
        repairs were completed  and  done  in  a  workmanlike  manner.   The
        inspector's report shows that the repairs claimed in the  proceeding
        below were not made.  Moreover, the owner had fourteen  months  from
        the date of service of the tenant's complaint until the issuance  of






          Docket Number: FE 110364-RO

        the Administrator's order to investigate these defects and  to  make
        necessary repairs, but the owner failed to do so.

        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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