Docket Number: FD-110127-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.:  FD  110127-RO
                                            :  
         DIVERSIFIED REALTY MANAGEMENT CORP.,  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET   NO.:   EJ   110385-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On April 12, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  March  20,  1991,
        concerning t e  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 Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record and has 
        carefully considered that portion of  the  record  relevant  to  the
        issue raised by the administrative appeal.

        On October 11, 1990, 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 2, 1990, the owner asserted that all 
        required repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on February  11,  1991,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On March 20, 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 were completed in December 1990.

        After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
        the petition should be denied.

        Although the owner contends that repairs were effectuated  prior  to
        the issuance of the Administrator's order,  the  Commissioner  notes
        that the owner submitted insufficient evidence to  substantiate  the
        contention either while the proceeding was pending before the 






          Docket Number: FD-110127-RO

        Administrator or by attachment to its petition.  The record  clearly
        shows that an inspection before the order's  issuance  reported  the
        existence of defective conditions.  Accordingly, based on a 
        preponderance of the evidence the  owner  has  offered  insufficient
        reason to disturb  the  Administrator's  order,  and  it  should  be
        affirmed.

        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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