ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GC 210339 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.:               
                                                 GC 210339 RO
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.     
                                                 DOCKET NO.: FE 210058 HW 
                 55 REALTY CO.               
                                                 PREMISES: 55 Winthrop St.,
                                                           Apt. 1J
                              PETITIONER      :            Brooklyn, N. Y.
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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 amended 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 the proceeding below by filing a 
          complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
          services in the subject apartment.

               The owner did not interpose an answer to the tenant's 
          complaint.

               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.

               Subsequent to the issuance of the Administrator's order, the 
          tenant requested that the order include an effective date, since it 
          was left blank.
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GC 210339 RO

               The Administrator issued an amended order to reflect the 
          effective date.  All other aspects of the order remain unchanged.

               In his petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          that heat and hot water are maintained and that the order does not 
          take into consideration the substantial rehabilitation of the 
          apartment.

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

               Although the owner contends that heat and hot water are 
          maintained, 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 determination and that the Administrator properly 
          based his determination on the entire record including the results 
          of the on-site inspection conducted in the subject apartment.

               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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