Docket Number: FF 510110-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.: FF 510110-RO 
                                            :  
                                               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          WILFRED GOODEN/1809-11            :  DOCKET NO.: DK 520483-S  
          AMSTERDAM AVE. HOLDING CORP.,
                                            :  Subject Premises:                   
                                                1809-11 Amsterdam Ave., Apt. No. 1E,
                              PETITIONER    :   New York, N.Y. 10031
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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 on April 10, 1991, concerning the  housing
        accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.  

        This administrative appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provisions of 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations.

        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 November 27, 1989 by the 
        tenant filing a complaint  because  the  owner  failed  to  maintain
        certain services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on December 21,  1989,  the  tenant  denied  the
        allegations set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  and  otherwise
        asserted that all repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on February 13, 1991 and March 21, 1991,  inspections  of
        the subject apartment were conducted by  a  D.H.C.R.  inspector  who
        confirmed the existence of defective conditions.

        Based on said inspection, the Rent Administrator directed  on  April
        10, 1991 the restoration of these services  and  further  ordered  a
        reduction of the stabilized rent.

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance that repairs  were
        completed as indicated by a March 18, 1991 work order signed by  the
        tenant.

        After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
        this petition should be denied.
        The work order dated March 28, 1991 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 seventeen months  from






          Docket Number: FF 510110-RO

        the date of service of the tenant's complaint until the issuance  of
        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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