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STATE OF NEW YORK
DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
92-31 UNION HALL STREET
JAMAICA, NY 11433
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
APPEAL OF DOCKET NO.:
LOUIS BOMBART, DOCKET NO.:
137 West 137th Street
PETITIONER Apt. 6-F, New York, NY
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-
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,
JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
Acting Deputy Commissioner