Docket Number: FD-110253-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  110253-RO
                                            :  
             POMONOK CREST APARTMENTS,         DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET   NO.:   EE   110633-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On April 23, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  March  19,  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 May 22, 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 June 19, 1990, and August 6, 1990, the  owner
        asserted that "all the tenant's complaints have been satisfied;" and 
        that the tenant's complaint should be dismissed.

        Thereafter on August 6, 1990, and February 28, 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 19, 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 "after review of  the  tenant's  complaint  ...  the
        owner began repairs to  remedy  all  alleged  reduction  in  service
        complaints."

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





          Docket Number: FD-110253-RO

        Although the owner contends that repairs were effectuated  prior  to
        the issuance of the Administrator's order,  the  Commissioner  notes
        that the owner submitted no evidence to substantiate the  contention
        either while the proceeding was, pending before the Administrator or 
        by  attachment  to  its   petition.    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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