Docket Number: FE 430270-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 430270-RO 
                                              
          SOLIL MANAGEMENT CORP./              DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          RONALD J. LICHTMAN,                  DOCKET NO.: FB 430052-HW
                                           
                                               SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                               206 West 104th Street
                              PETITIONER       New York, NY 10034  
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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 3, 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.

        The original proceeding  was  commenced  on  December  22,  1990  by
        various tenants filing a complaint  asserting  that  the  owner  had
        failed to maintain certain services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer  filed  on  March  14,  1991,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations set  forth  in  the  tenants'  complaint  and  otherwise
        asserted that repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on March 20, 1991, the subject apartment was inspected by 
        D.H.C.R. which confirmed the existence of defective conditions.

        Based on the inspection, the Administrator directed on May  3,  1991
        restoration of these services and further  ordered  a  reduction  of
        the legal regulated rent.

        In this petition, the owner denies in substance the findings of  the
        inspection and otherwise alleges  that  the  building  is  well-main
        tained.

        In reply, various tenants allege that the defective conditions still 
        exist.

        After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
        this petition should be denied.
        It is not clear whether the owner contends  that  repairs  had  been
        made before the apartment was inspected or the order was issued,  or
        whether the owner contends 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, the tenants dispute  these  repairs






          Docket Number: FE 430270-RO

        in their reply to  the  petition  while  the  Administrator's  order
        reducing the rent was still correct when issued.

        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
        and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 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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