Docket Number: FD-210109-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  210109-RO
                                            :  
             JOHN SICA,                        DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET   NO.:   EC   210500-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        The above-named owner filed a  timely  petition  for  administrative
        review of an order  issued  on  January  29,  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 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 March 23, 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 April 27, 1990, the owner asserted  that  the
        tenant refused access for repairs.

        Thereafter  on  August  16,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On October 1, 1990, DHCR mailed the owner the procedures  enunciated
        in Policy Statement 90-5 "Arranging Repairs/No Access Inspections.

        On January 9,  1991,  the  tenant  wrote  DHCR  that  the  defective
        conditions found in the inspection have not yet been removed.

        On January 29, 1991, the 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  had
        been performed but the tenant breaks what was repaired  and  refuses
        access for further repairs.

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





          Docket Number: FD-210109-RO

        As to repairs being made, the owner's petition does not  make  clear
        whether it is the owner's 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.

        The owner also provided no proof that the tenant breaks repairs  and
        refuses access.  Although the owner was informed of  the  procedures
        enunciated in Policy Statement  90-5  "Arranging  Repairs/No  Access
        Inspections," the owner failed to pursue the same to prove its case.

        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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