Docket Number: FD-620007-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 620007-RO
                                            :  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
             JOHN MARCUCILLI,                  DRO DOCKET NO.:  EJ  620269-S
          
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On April 3, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely Petition  for
        Administrative Review of an  order  issued  on  February  25,  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 October 10, 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  October  26,  1990,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs had been or would be completed.

        Thereafter on  January  30,  1991,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On February 25, 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 have been performed.

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

        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 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 






          Docket Number: FD-620007-RO
        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's allegation that tenant refused access is unsupported and 
        without merit.   The  owner  failed  to  show  compliance  with  the
        procedures of Policy Statement  90-5  "Arranging  Repairs/No  Access
        Inspections."

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations,  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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