Docket Number: FB-210266-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 210266-RO
                                            :  
             611   REALTY/SAM   FARKAS              DISTRICT   RENT   ADMIN.
                                              DRO DOCKET NO.: DI 210697-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 26, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  Petition
        for Administrative Review of an order issued on  January  17,  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 21, 1989,  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 November 16, 1989, the  owner  asserted  that
        all required repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on September 21,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by  a  DHCR  inspector,  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On January 17, 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 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 







          Docket Number: FB-210266-RO
        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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