FE 210318 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 210318 RO

                COSMOS REALTY AND MANAGEMENT,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: EL 210282 S
                                                  PREMISES:  125 LENOX ROAD
                                                  APARTMENT B7, BROOKLYN, N.Y.
                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for  administrative
          review of an order issued concerning the  housing  accommodations
          relating to the above described docket number.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issues raised by the petition.

          The tenant commenced the proceeding below by filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

          In its answer, the owner asserted that all required  repairs  had
          been completed.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspector  who
          confirmed the existence of defective conditions.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the Stabilization Rent.

          In its petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that 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  before  the  order  was  issued,  or
          whether the contention is that repairs were  made  following  the
          issuance of the 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  Administrator's  order
          reducing the rent was correct when issued.







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          This order is issued without prejudice to the  owner's  right  to
          file an application  for  a  restoration  of  rent,  based  on  a
          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:
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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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