Docket Number: FB-610152-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 610152-RO
                                         :  
       BEE AND BEE MANAGEMENT CORP.,        DRO DOCKET NO.: DJ 610610-S

                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On  February  19,  1991,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  Petition  For
     Administrative Review of an order issued on January 10,  1991,  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 the 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 of the evidence in the  record  and  has
     carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant  to  the  issues
     raised by the petition for review.

     On October 20, 1989 the tenant  commenced  this  proceeding  by  filing  a
     complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services 
     in the subject apartment.

     On November 16, 1989 the owner asserted that all required repairs had been 
     completed.

     On December 18, 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 10, 1991, the Rent Administrator directed restoration of  these
     services and further ordered reduction of the stabilization rent.

     In this petition, the owner contends in substance that  repairs  had  been
     performed.

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

     Despite the  owner's  assertions,  a  physical  inspection  prior  to  the
     issuance of the order appealed herein showed the complained-of defects.

     Accordingly the Rent Administrator properly found a decrease  in  services
     and correctly ordered a rent reduction.

     Moreover the owner had fifteen months from the  date  of  service  of  the
     tenant's complaint until the issuance  of  the  Administrator's  order  to






          Docket Number: FB-610152-RO
     investigate the tenant's complaint and to make the necessary  repairs, but 
     the owner failed to do so.

     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 Rent Administrator's Order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

     ISSUED:




                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
      
    

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