Adm. Rev. Docket Number: FE 410208-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.: FE 410208 RO 
                                            :  
             1695 FIRST AVE. ASSOC. LP/     :  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
             PEDRO A. RIVERA,               :  DOCKET NO.: EK 4101210-OR/
                                            :              AE 430095-B
                              PETITIONER    :                 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May  29,  1991,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  petition  for
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  April  23,   1991
        concerning t e  housing  accommodations  relating  to   the   above-
        described docket number.  

        This administrative appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provisions of 9 NYCRR 2520.6(r) and 9 NYCRR 2523.4.

        The issue herein is whether  conditions  upon  which  an  order  was
        issued reducing rent have been corrected, warranting restoration  of
        the legal regulated rent.

        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 9, 1990, the owner commenced this proceeding by filing  an
        application to restore rent based on the restoration of services.

        In its answer filed on  January  7,  1991,  the  tenant  denied  the
        allegations set  forth  in  the  owner's  application  or  otherwise
        asserted that services had not been restored.

        Thereafter on  January  22,  1991,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted  by  a  DHCR  inspector  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions, to wit:

             "Basement needs cleaning, evidence of debris and wood  card
             board boxes are there which need to be removed."


        On February 6, 1991, the owner was informed of the inspection report 
        and afforded an opportunity to  cure  said  conditions.   The  owner
        failed to respond to this notice.


        On April 23, 1991, the Administrator denied the owner's request  for
        rent restoration, terminated this proceeding and continued the  rent
        reduction in effect.

        In this petition, the owner  alleges  in  substance  that  it  never







        Adm. Rev. Docket Number: FE 410208-RO
        received from DHCR the February 6, 1991 notice to cure the defective 
        conditions; and that "the basement is kept clean and maintained."

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

        The record clearly shows that on February 6,  1991,  the  owner  was
        informed of the inspection report and  afforded  an  opportunity  to
        cure said conditions.  The notice was mailed in a timely  manner  to
        the owner's correct address.  The owner failed to  respond  to  this
        notice for about three months until  the  Administrator  issued  the
        order.

        In addition, 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
        on  January  22,  1991.   If  it  is  the  latter,  then  the   Rent
        Administrator's order denying the rent restoration was  nevertheless
        correct when issued.

        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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