Docket Number: FB-520071-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 520071-RO
                                            :  
             B and B West 165th Corp.,         DRO DOCKET NO.: ZDJ  520216-S
           
                              PETITIONER    : 
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW,
                    IN PART AND MODIFYING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

        On February 11, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  petition
        for administrative review of an order issued  on  January  29,  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 October 11, 1989,  the  tenant   commenced  this  proceeding   by
        filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed  to  maintain
        certain services in the subject apartment, namely:

               (1) "In the bathroom the sink is broken, the door
                    is broken, and the ceiling needs repair."

               (2) "In the kitchen the sink must be replaced, 
                    it cannot be fixed anymore."

               (3) "The front door has a broken handle and  
                    the lock doesn't work correctly."

        On November 13, 1989, the owner filed an  answer,  stating  that  it
        does not know the complainant-tenant.

        Thereafter on January 16, 1991 and January 18, 1991,  an  inspection
        of the subject apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R.  inspector  who
        confirmed that the bathroom door frame is broken; that the  bathroom
        ceiling shows peeling paint and plaster,  water  stains  and  mildew
        throughout; and that the entrance door to the apartment is dented.

        On January 29, 1991, the Rent Administrator directed restoration  of
        these services and further  ordered a reduction of the stabilization 
        rent.

        In this petition, the owner states, in substance, that repairs  have
        been performed; and argues that the dented apartment  entrance  door
        is not in the tenant's original complaint and should not  have  been
        mentioned in the Administrator's order.

        The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  owner's






        Docket Number: FB-510090-RO
        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.

        However, the Administrator improperly found that "the entrance  door
        to the apartment is dented" when said defective  condition  was  not
        stated in the original complaint of the tenant.   Accordingly,  this
        petition is granted in part and the Administrator's order should  be
        modified to omit this finding.

        This Order and Opinion is without prejudice  to  the  tenant  filing
        further complaints about the apartment door or  other  services  not
        supplied.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law  and  Code,
        it is

        ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted  in
        part, and that the District Rent Administrator's order be,  and  the
        same hereby is, modified in accordance with this Order and Opinion.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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