BE 110056 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.:  BE 110056 RT

                    BESSIE LAUFGRABEN,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: AA 110107 OR

                                  PETITIONER
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                  ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL
                                          

          On May 29,  1987,  the  above-named  petitioner-tenant  filed  an
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on April 30,  1987,
          by the District Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall  Street,
          Jamaica, New York concerning the housing accommodations known  as
          245-21 Union Turnpike, Bellerose, New York, Apartment 3C22.

          The issue herein  is  whether  the  District  Rent  Administrator
          properly determined the owner's rent restoration application.

          The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, granted 
          the owner's application, restoring rent to the  level  in  effect
          prior to the order reducing such rent plus  applicable  guideline
          increases and further found that the owner  had  corrected  those
          conditions, which were the subject  of  the  order  reducing  the
          rent.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant alleged, in substance, that  the
          District Rent Administrator's improperly issued  two  restoration
          orders against the same Docket No. QS  000248  HH  -  one  issued
          March 20, 1987 and the other issued April 30, 1987.

          After a careful consideration of the entire  evidence  of  record
          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be granted.

          It is clear from the petition that the tenant  is  not  attacking
          the District Rent Administrator's determination  that  the  owner
          restored heat and hot water services to the subject apartment.

          In fact, the file contains the tenant's answer, dated November 3, 
          1986, to  the  owner's  restoration  application,  which  clearly
          states that heat and hot water services are adequate.

          As to the tenant's claim, on  appeal,  to  the  effect  that  the
          District  Rent   Administrator   mistakenly   issued   an   extra
          restoration order, the Commissioner finds that the file  supports
          her contention.






          BE 110056 RT

          The District Rent Administrator issued an order, dated March  20,
          1987, which restored the rent of the  subject  apartment  (3C22),
          Docket No. AD 110004 OR, effective May 1, 1986 and also issued an 
          order dated April 30, 1987 which restored the rent of the subject 
          apartment, under Docket No. AA 110107 OR,  effective  October  1,
          1986.

          There was clearly no reason for the second order  as  the  matter
          was fully resolved by the first.

          The  Commissioner  finds,  therefore,  that  the  District   Rent
          Administrator's restoration order dated March 20, 1987, should be 
          affirmed in all respects and that  the  restoration  order  dated
          April 30, 1987 should be revoked.

          The Commissioner notes that the May 1, 1986 effective date of the 
          first restoration order is the correct one.

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  the   Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  granted
          and that the  District  Rent  Administrator's  restoration  order
          dated April 30, 1987, under Docket No. AA 110107 OR be,  and  the
          same  hereby   is,   revoked   and   that   the   District   Rent
          Administrator's restoration order, dated March  20,  1987,  under
          Docket No. AD 110004 OR be and the same hereby is affirmed.

          ISSUED:
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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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