FK 610081-RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  FK 610081-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                   HERMAN STEINBERG,         DOCKET NO.: 
              846 E. 175 REALTY CO. INC.,         EA 610476-S
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  846 East 175th Street
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. B, Bronx, New York
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for  administrative
          review 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 tenant commenced this proceeding by fili g  a  complaint  as-
          serting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.   

          In its answer, the owner  alleged,  without  any  substantiation,
          that the tenant was denying access.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector who confirmed the existence of defective  condi-
          tions.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the stabilized rent.

          In its petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that repairs have been performed and that  the  tenant
          has been evicted for non-payment of rent.



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

          The Commissioner notes that none of the allegations contained  in
          the owner's petition are supported  by  any  substantiating  evi-
          dence.

          The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  own-






          FK 610081-RO
          er's contention that repairs had been made before  the  apartment
          was inspected or the order was issued or whether  the  contention
          is that repairs were made following  the  issuance  of  the  Rent
          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, then the Rent  Administrator's  order  reducing
          the rent was nevertheless correct when issued, and this order  is
          issued without prejudice to the owner  filing  a  restoration  of
          services application.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
          and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, it is,

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied,
          and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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