Docket Number: FB-110251-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 110251-RO
                                            :  
             MICHAEL PISTILLI,                 DRO DOCKET NO.:  EI  110355-S
          
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 22, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  petition
        for administrative review of an order issued on  February  19,  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 September 10, 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  October  30,  1990,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs had been or would be completed.

        Again on October 28, 1990, the owner wrote DHCR  than  on  "November
        24, 1990, all repairs were made...."

        Thereafter on January 7, 1991 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  and  that  inspection
        should have proved so.

        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 







           Docket Number: FB-110251-RO

        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 an 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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