Docket Number: FH 110170-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.: FH 110170-RO 
                                                
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
             JAIME ASSOCIATES/AARON SOKOL,       DOCKET NO.: DK 110309-S

                                                 SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                PETITIONER       102-30 Queens Blvd., Apt. 1J
          ----------------------------------X    Forest Hills, NY 11375 


             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On August 15, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  timely  petition
          for administrative review of an order  issued  on  July  18,  1991,
          concerning t e  housing  accommodations  relating  to  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 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 tenant commenced this proceeding on November 14, 1989 by filing 
          a complaint asserting that the owner  failed  to  maintain  certain
          services in the subject apartment including, but not limited to,  a
          missing "bedroom door saddle" and the  "living  room  right  closet
          doors" needing "adjustment". 

          In its answer filed on December 18, 1989, the owner  asserted  that
          all required repairs had been and would be completed.

          Thereafter on July 1, 1991, the subject apartment was inspected  by
          D.H.C.R. which confirmed the existence of defective conditions.

          The Administrator directed on July 18, 1991  restoration  of  these
          services and further ordered a reduction of the stabilized rent.

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that all  repairs
          "have been satisfactorily completed" on July 30, 1991 as signed  by
          the tenant; and that the installation of  the  bedroom  saddle  was
          delayed by the tenant's plan to install new carpeting.

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

          Although the owner may have offered some evidence that  the  tenant
          possibly delayed the installation of the bedroom door  saddle,  the
          owner's petition as a  whole  is  unclear  as  to  repairing  these






          Docket Number: FH 110170-RO

          defective conditions.  If the owner contends that repairs had  been
          made before the apartment was inspected or the  order  was  issued,
          then the owner's contention is belied by the report of  the  agency
          inspector.  If the owner contends  as  indicated  by  the  tenant's
          signature that repairs were made  following  the  issuance  of  the
          Administrator's order, then the Administrator's order reducing  the
          rent was nevertheless 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,
          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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