Docket Number: FF 110044-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

        ------------------------------------X 
        IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
        APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: FF 110044-RO 
                                            :  
          JONATHAN A. LEVIN/                   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          KINGSWOOD MANAGEMENT CORP.,       :  DOCKET NOS.: EH 110063-OR  
                                                            DG 110006-OR
                                            :               CB 210022-S
                                               SUBJECT PREMISES:
                          PETITIONER        :   78-37 Main St., Apt. No. 2F,
        ------------------------------------X   Flushing, NY 11369
          

           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On June 6, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  petition  for
        administrative review of an order issued on May  15,  1991,  by  the
        Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, District Rent Office 
        concerning the housing accommodations in the above-described  docket
        number.  

        This administrative appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provisions of 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

        The issue herein is whether  conditions  upon  which  an  order  was
        issued reducing the rent have been corrected, warranting restoration 
        of the legal regulated rent.

        The Commissioner has reviewed all 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 originally commenced on August 10, 1990 when the 
        owner filed an application to restore rent based on the  restoration
        of services.

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

        Although the owner was informed of the inspection report on February 
        1, 1991, the owner failed to correct said conditions.

        The Administrator denied on May 15, 1991 the owner's application. 

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance  that  the  tenant
        refused access and that only on May  22,  1991,  "necessary  repairs
        were completed..."

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

        The owner's contention that tenant refused access was not raised  in






          Docket Number: FF 110044-RO

        the proceeding below and before the order's issuance  and  was  only
        brought forth for the first time on appeal  as  a  self-serving  and
        unproven  assertion.   In  addition,  the  basis  for  the   owner's
        application was the actual restoration of services, not  the  denial
        of access by the tenant.

        The owner also admits that repairs were completed after the  order's
        issuance.  Then, the Administrator's order based on  the  inspection
        finding continued existence of defective conditions was correct when 
        issued.

        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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