Docket Number: FB-210252-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 210252-RO
                                            :  
             KALMAN WEIZBERG,                  DRO DOCKET NO.: ZEI  210420-S
           
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 26, 1991, the above-named owner  filed  a  petition  for
        administrative review of  an  order  issued  on  January  22,  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 September 14, 1990, the tenant commenced this  proceeding  on  by
        filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed  to  maintain
        certain      services      in      the      subject       apartment.
         
        In its answer filed on October 11, 1990, the owner asserted that all 
        required repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on December  26,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by  a  DHCR  inspector,  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On January 22, 1991, the Administrator directed restoration of these 
        services and further ordered a reduction of the stabilization rent.

        In this petition, the owner alleges that "in the matters  complained
        of... there was a stipulation entered into between  the  parties  in
        which the tenant received a payment of $175.00 in the settlement  of
        all claims."

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

        The stipulation referred to by the owner does not specify  that  the
        tenant had withdrawn its original complaint in  the  above-described
        docket  number.   Moreover,  the  stipulation  which  indicated  all
        performed repairs was signed on December 20, 1990; but  on  December
        26, 1990, an inspection of  the  subject  apartment  confirmed  that
        defective conditions exist.







          Docket Number: FB-210252-RO
        In addition the owner's petition does not make clear whether  it  is
        the owners'  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 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 be, and the same  hereby  is,
        affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
         
    

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