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                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  GC 520012-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                 LOUIS BOMBART,              DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  EJ 520876-S 
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  137 West 137th Street
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. 6-F, New York, NY
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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 order issued concerning  the  housing  accommodation
          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. 

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

          In his answer, 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.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector who confirmed the existence of defecti e  condi-
          tions.

          The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
          further ordered, a reduction of the regulated rent.

          In his 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 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






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          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 a res 
          toration of services application.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent &  Evic-
          tion Regulations for New York City, it is,

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied,
          and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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