FA630466RT

                                  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.:  FA630466RT
                                                  
          HERBERT L.SACHS,                        RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          TENANT REPRESENTATIVE                   NO.: DK630114OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          
               On January 8, 1991 the above named petitioner-tenant 
          representative timely refiled a Petition for Administrative Review 
          against an order of the Rent Administrator issued October 9, 1990. 
          The order concerned various housing accommodations located at 2121 
          Paulding Ave., Bronx, N.Y.  The Administrator granted the owner's 
          rent restoration application.

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 
          appeal.

               The owner commenced this proceeding on November 3, 1989 by 
          filing a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. BB630022B had been issued.

               The tenants were served with copies of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. Various tenants filed responses 
          wherein they stated, in sum, that the owner had not fully restored 
          services and, therefore, that the application should be denied.  

               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on July 18, 1990 and 
          revealed the following:

                    1.   Four vents servicing apartment bathrooms and halls 
                         are operating properly,

                    2.   Entrance of building is clean,

                    3.   Landscaping being maintained,

                    4.   Four swings are replaced.












          FA630466RT

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          October 9, 1990 and granted the application based on the report of 
          the DHCR inspector.  The Administrator noted in each order that the 
          agency rent records were unclear as to whether the apartments were 
          rent stabilized or rent controlled.  

               On appeal the authorized tenant representative states that the 
          owner has not restored services and that another inspection should 
          be conducted. The petition was served on the owner.

               The owner filed a response to the petition on March 1, 1991 
          and stated, in sum, that the order here under review should be 
          affirmed based on the report of the DHCR inspector.
           
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the Administrator 
          correctly ruled that the owner has restored services.  The report 
          of the DHCR inspector, who is neither a party nor an adversary to 
          the proceeding, clearly states that the owner has complied with the 
          directive to restore services.  The tenants have not set forth any 
          proof to rebut the inspector's report. The order here under review 
          is affirmed.
               
               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations 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
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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