Docket Number: FB-510089-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 510089-RO
                                            :  
           C.M. REALTY/MOISHE BODNER,          DRO DOCKET NO.: ZDJ  510519-S
           
                              PETITIONER    : 
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        ORDER AND OPINION DENYING OWNER'S PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                        AND AFFIRMING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

        On February 11, 1991, the above-named owner  filed  a  Petition  for
        Administrative Review against an order issued on January  22,  1991,
        by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, District Rent 
        Office, concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above 
        described docket number.  

        This administrative appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provisions of 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of Rent Stabilization Code.
          
        The issue herein is  whether  there  was  a  decrease  in  services,
        warranting a reduction of the legal regulated rent.

        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 administrative appeal.

        On October 30, 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, dated November 21, 1989 the owner asserted  that  all
        required repairs will be completed.

        Thereafter on December  21,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On January 22, 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 made.

        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






        Docket Number: FB-510090-RO
        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  order  be,  and  the  same
        hereby is, affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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