FH 430180 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 430180-RO 
                                                
             VICKERS MANAGEMENT CORP./           DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
             STANLEY VICKERS,                    DOCKET NO.: FL 430001-B

                                                 SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                 630 East 9th Street
                                                 Apt. No. Various
                                                 Manhattan, New York 10009
                                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 on July 29, 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.

          Various  tenants  commenced  the  original  proceeding  below   on
          February 14, 1991 by filing a complaint asserting that  the  owner
          had failed to maintain certain services in the subject building.

          In its answer filed on April 17, 1991,  the  owner  asserted  that
          work had  been  performed  and  would  be  completed.   The  owner
          submitted alleged documentation to that effect.

          Thereafter on June 13, 1991, the building was  inspected  by  DHCR
          which confirmed the existence of numerous defective conditions and 
          contradicted the owner's answer.

          The Administrator directed on July 29, 1991 restoration  of  these
          services and reduction for  both  stabilized  and  rent-controlled
          rents.

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that except  for
          two items, "(a)ll the necessary work has been done; and  that  the
          order appealed from should not apply to tenants no longer  in  the
          building.

          In reply, the tenants assert what inspection  has  confirmed  that
          "many repairs have been overlooked";  that  "the  intercom  system
          still does not work"; that "water still leaks (when it rains)"  in
          the building; that "there is  still  vermin  infestation"  in  the
          basement and apartments; that "there is evidence of foul  odor  in
          the basement"; and that "there  is  garbage  accumulation  on  the
          roof, under the front entrance steps and garbage storage area."







          FH 430180 RO

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

          The owner's petition is devoid  of  proof  and  does  not  clarify
          whether repairs had been made before the building was inspected or 
          the order was issued, or whether 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 inspection report.  If  it
          is the latter, then the Administrator's order  reducing  the  rent
          was correct when issued.

          The Commissioner notes that a copy of this Order  and  Opinion  is
          sent to  all  tenants  or  current  residents  of  the  apartments
          involved in this proceeding, regardless of  their  departure  from
          the subject premises.  The  issue  here  arises  not  merely  from
          resident tenants but from building-wide decreased services.

          This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the  owner's
          filing  an  application  for  rent  restoration   based   on   the
          restoration of services.

          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 Administrator's order be, and  the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed.

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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