Docket Number: FB-110117-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 110117-RO
                                            :  
             HEN YAM LEE CORP.,                DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.
                                               DOCKET NO. EE 110026-OR
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 8, 1991, the above-named owner filed a  timely  petition
        for administrative review of an order  issued  on  January  8,  1991
        concerning t e  housing  accommodations  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.

        On April 12, 1990, the owner commenced this proceeding by filing  an
        application to restore rent on the basis of restoration of services.

        Thereafter on December  13,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted  by  a  DHCR  inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On January 8, 1991, the Administrator issued an order based  on  the
        report of the inspection, finding that there are  water  stains  and
        exposed plumbing in the bathroom ceiling area; that the living  room
        walls have been repaired in an unworkmanlike manner;  and  that  the
        apartment "does not self-close," indicating a "gap between the  door
        and door frame at the lower portion of the door."

        In this petition,  the owner alleged that repairs had been completed 
        as shown by the tenant's  signature  dated  April  5,  1990  on  the
        "Tenant's Statement of Consent" in the owner's application for  rent
        restoration.

        The Commissioner is of the opinion  that  this  petition  should  be
        denied.

        Firstly, the Commissioner notes that the tenant's signature  on  the
        "Tenant's Statement of Consent" as found in the owner's  application
        is not indicative of completed  work  but  merely  of  the  tenant's
        consent to have repairs commenced.

        Consequently, the owner's petition does not make clear whether it is 
        the owner's  contention  that  services  were  restored  before  the
        apartment was inspected or the order  was  issued,  or  whether  the

        contention is that services were restored following the issuance  of
        the Rent Administrator's order.  If  it  is  the  former,  then  the






          Docket Number: FB-110117-RO
        owner's allegation is belied by the report of the agency  inspector.
        If it is the latter, then the Rent Administrator's order denying the 
        owner's application was nevertheless correct when issued,  and  this
        order is issued  without  prejudice  to  the  owner  filing  another
        application for restoration of services.

        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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