Docket Number: FB-110113-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.: FB 110113 RO
                                         :  
          POMONOK CREST APARTMENTS,         DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.
                                            DOCKET NO.: ZEE 110619 S
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On  February  11,  1991,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  petition  for
     administrative review of an order issued on January  11,  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.

     On April 17, 1990, the  tenant  commenced  this  proceeding  by  filing  a
     complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services 
     in the subject apartment.

     On June 16, 1990, the owner  answered  the  tenant's  complaint  that  all
     required repairs will be completed.  On August 9, 1990, the owner  alleged
     that "all of the tenant's complaints have been satisfied."

     Thereafter on December 18, 1990, an inspection of  the  subject  apartment
     was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed that the hot water and 
     cold water pressure in the bathroom shower and the faucets is inadequate.

     On January 11, 1991, 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 on January 23, 1991 after the issuance of the Administrator's  order,
     repairs had been performed; and that repairs have been delayed because the 
     tenant refused access.

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

     The record clearly shows that the  petitioner-owner  admits  that  repairs
     were made following the issuance of the Administrator's order.   Then  the
     Administrator's order reducing the rent was correct when issued, and  this
     Order and Opinion is issued without  prejudice  to  the  owner  filing  an
     application for restoration of services.

     As to the owner's  allegation  of  tenant  delaying  repairs  by  refusing
     access, the Commissioner  finds  this  allegation  belied  by  the  record
     wherein  the  owner  requested  the  tenant  to  contact  repair   people.
     Thereafter and prior to the issuance of  the  Administrator's  order,  the
     owner never asserted this defense but only rais d  it  first  as  a  self-






          Docket Number: FB-110113-RO
     serving and unproven assertion on appeal.

     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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