ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FL 210101 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.:               
                                                 FL 210101 RO 
                                              :
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S    
                                                 DOCKET NO.: EE 210237 S  
              A & S Realty Co.,                  PREMISES: 70 Prospect Park
                                                           Southwest, Apt.  
                                                           B6, Brooklyn,    
                                                           N.Y.

                              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 concerning  the  housing
          accommodation relating to the above described docket number.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of  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 filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

               In its answer dated June 11, 1990 the  owner  stated,  inter
          alia,

                    With regard to repairs for which landlord
                    needs access to tenant's apartment, tenant
                    has denied such access.  Attached find 
                    copies of two letters dated May 25, 1990
                    and May 29, 1990 (sent regular mail and
                    certified mail, respectively) by which
                    landlord scheduled a date for making the
                    requested repairs.



                    Notwithstanding tenant's initial denial 
                    of access to the apartment, tenant has
                    since given access for repairs and 
                    requested repair work is complete, and
                    tenant has signed a statement to that
                    effect.

               On October 29, 1991 an inspection of the  subject  apartment






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FL 210101 RO
          was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence 
          of defective conditions.

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

               In its petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that repairs  have  been  performed  and  that  the
          tenant did not grant access for repairs until six months after it 
          was requested.  Attached  to  the  petition  are  photocopies  of
          letters to the tenant requesting access  on  June  7,  1990  (the
          letters are  dated  May  25  and  29,  1990),  and  the  tenant's
          signature on the Rent Administrator's order under  the  statement
          "Completed 12/4."

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

               The Commissioner notes that although the  owner  alleges  in
          its petition that the tenant denied access for six  months  after
          access was requested by mail, the owner stated in  its  June  11,
          1990 answer that the tenant had already given access for  repairs
          and that the repair work was complete.  Moreover, the  inspection
          took place on October 29, 1991, seventeen months after access was 
          requested and defective conditions were still found to exist. 

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

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

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner










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