Docket Number: FB-110114-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 110114-RO
                                            :  
          POMONOK CREST APARTMENTS,            DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.
                                               DOCKET NO. ZEE 110620-S 
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 13, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  petition
        for administrative review of an order  issued  on  January  9,  1991
        concerning t e  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 24, 1990, 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,  filed  on  June  19,  1990,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs will be completed.  On August 10, 
        1990, the owner further answered that all  repairs  except  for  the
        paint order had been performed.  In its August 10, 1990 answer,  the
        owner stated that the tenant had just been "notified to  arrange  an
        appointment with our painter at tenant's convenience at  which  time
        any plastering required will be done."

        Thereafter on December  18,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who  confirmed  that
        "the bathroom ceiling above the bathtub is  blistered  due  to  past
        leak and that the living room ceiling  is  bubbled  and  cracked  in
        various areas."

        On January 9, 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 repairs were eventually  performed  on  January  26,
        1991 after the issuance of the Administrator's  order.   The  reason
        for the delay is that the tenant refused access.


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







        Docket Number: FB-110114-RO
        The record clearly shows that the owner admitted 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 is issued  without  prejudice  to  the  owner  filing  an
        application for restoration of services.

        As  to  the  owner's  allegation  of  tenant  refusing  access,  the
        Commissioner finds  the  record  insufficient  to  substantiate  the
        owner's claim of denied access.  According to the owner, the  tenant
        should have contacted repair people for a scheduled  appointment  at
        the tenant's convenience but the tenant failed to  do  so.   Because
        these allegations are general in nature and do not specify that  the
        owner requests access on a particular date and that  no  notice  was
        sent by a certified mail, return receipt requested, the Commissioner 
        finds this allegation without merit.

        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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