ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BC 610379 RT

                                  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.:               
                                                 BC 610379 RT 
                                              :  (Refile of AL-620282-RT)
                                                 DRO ORDER NO.:           
                                                 BC-000112 OR             
                     LILLIE JOHNSON          
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING TENANT'S PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE 
              REVIEW, REVOKING RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S DETERMINATION, AND
                   REMANDING PROCEEDINGS FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION

               On March 3, 1987, the above-named tenant timely refiled  and
          perfected a Petition for Administrative Review (PAR)  against  an
          order issued on November 19, 1986 by the  Rent  Administrator  at
          Gertz  Plaza,  Jamaica,  New   York,   concerning   the   housing
          accommodation known as 1384 Bristow  Street,  Apartment  No.  1C,
          Bronx, New York, wherein the Administrator determined the owner's 
          application to restore rent previously reduced in an order  under
          Docket Number 2T 968600-620.

               The underlying rent reduction order  (2T  968600-620)  dated
          May 28, 1980, reduced the tenant's rent by $2.00 based on finding 
          that the public hallways were stained and not cleaned, and that a 
          hole on the wall behind the kitchen sink was  not  plastered  and
          painted. 

               The  owner's  application  requested  that  a   $2.00   rent
          reduction be restored based on a restoration  of  services.   The
          Administrator's order herein under appeal, restored the  rent  in
          the amount of $8.00, per month effective December 1, 1986.
               
               In the appeal the tenant points out the discrepancy  between
          the owner's  application  and  the  Administrator's  order.   The
          tenant  also  disputes  the  Administrator's  finding  that   the
          services had been restored.



               The applicable law  is  Section  2202.16  of  the  Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations.

               Division records reflect that an $8.00  rent  reduction  was
          granted on August 25, 1983 under  Docket  Number  2T  993420  for
          certain  service  reductions,  different  from  the  $2.00   rent
          reduction raised in the owner's  request  for  rent  restoration,
          under consideration herein.   The  Administrator's  grant  of  an






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BC 610379 RT
          $8.00 rent restoration was improper  on  its  face  and  must  be
          revoked.  

               Moreover, the Administrator set forth no predicate  for  any
          rent restoration.  The matter is remanded  to  the  Administrator
          for further consideration of the owner's application  to  restore
          rent previously reduced under Docket No. 2T 968600-620.

               This order is also issued without prejudice to owner's right 
          to apply for restoration of rents reduced  under  Docket  No.  2T
          993420 ($8.00), predicated upon a restoration of services, if not 
          already done so.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the  provisions  of  the  City
          Rent Control Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is  

               ORDERED, that the tenant's petition be and the  same  hereby
          is granted, that the Administrator's order be revoked,  and  that
          the proceedings be remanded  to  the  Administrator  for  further
          consideration.

          ISSUED:



                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner
                                         




                                                    

    

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