Adm. Review Docket Number: FD 510227-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 510227-RO 
                                            :  
             BENTIN REALTY CORP.,              DRO DOCKET NO.: EH 510740-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  April  12,   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 August 28, 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 September 26,  1990,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs had been or will be completed.
        The owner further alleged that the tenant refused access and is  not
        a rent-stabilized tenant.

        Thereafter on March 20, 1991, an inspection of the subject apartment 
        was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of 
        defective conditions.

        The Rent Administrator directed restoration  of  these  services  on
        April 12, 1991 and further ordered a reduction of the  stabilization
        rent.

        In its petition for administrative  review,  the  owner  repeats  in
        substance its allegations below, that services are being maintained; 
        that the tenant may not be a rent-stabilized tenant;  and  that  the
        tenant refused access.

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

        The owner provided no proof in this petition or in its answer  below
        that the tenant in question is not rent-stabilized.  The owner  also
        failed  to  prove  pursuant  to  Policy  Statement  90-5  "Arranging
        Repairs/No Access Inspections" that tenant refused access.

        The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  owner's
        contention that repairs had  been  made  before  the  apartment  was







        Adm. Review Docket Number: FD 510227-RO
        inspected or before 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.

        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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