ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GC 210094 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

          ------------------------------------X 
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:               
                                                 GC 210094 RO
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.     
                                                 DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 FC 210530 S
            55 REALTY CO.                         
                                                 PREMISES: 55 Winthrop St.,
                              PETITIONER      :            Apt. 2C,
          ------------------------------------X            Brooklyn, N. Y.  

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations relating to the above described docket number.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issues raised by the petition.  

               The tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject apartment.

               The owner interposed a response which asked for an extension 
          of time to answer the tenant's complaint and a 60 day extension was 
          granted.  The Administrator's record does not contain any 
          additional response from the owner.

               Thereafter 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 
          and further ordered a reduction of the stabilized rent.

               In his petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that repairs have been performed.
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GC 210094 RO

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

               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 his 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. 

               This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the 
          owner's right to file the appropriate application with the Division 
          for a restoration of rent based upon the restoration of services, 
          if the facts so warrant.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, 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:





                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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