Docket Number:  FB-110173-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-110173-RO
                                              :
               MICHAEL PISTILLI,                  DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.
                                              :   DOCKET NO.: EK-110057-HW
                              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  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 November 16, 1990, the tenant  commenced  this  proceeding  by
          filing a  complaint  asserting  that  the  owner  had  failed  to
          maintain certain services in the subject apartment.

          Although duly notified to do so, the owner failed to  answer  the
          tenant's complaint.

          Thereafter, on December 26, 1990, an inspection  of  the  subject
          apartment 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.

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

          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






          Docket Number:  FB-110173-RO
          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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