BF 110343-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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  BF 110343-RO             
                 MANCHESTER REALTY CO.,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S       
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      QC 000070-OR
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           ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On June 25, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed an Admin- 
          istrative Appeal against an order issued on June 5, 1987, by the 
          District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 77-11 35th 
          Avenue, Jackson Heights, New York, Apartment 1-K.

          The issue herein is whether the District Rent Administrator 
          properly denied the owner's application for a restoration of rent.

          The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, 
          determined that the District Rent Administrator's order which 
          reduced the rent of the subject apartment on September 26, 1985, 
          should be affirmed and the owner's application for rent restora- 
          tion denied.  The appealed order was based on an inspection, which 
          revealed that the services had not been restored in a workmanlike 
          manner.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted that the District Rent 
          Administrator's order which denied it a restoration of the rent 
          should be reversed.  According to the petitioner, the proceedings 
          were previously remanded to the District Rent Administrator by 
          Commissioner's order No. ARL 06035-Q, on the condition that a new 
          inspection be held on notice to both landlord and tenant with 
          opportunity to comment, but that the inspection was held without 
          meeting the conditions enunciated by the Commissioner.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be remanded to the District Rent Office for further 
          processing, including a new inspection of the subject apartment.

          A review of the file, supports petitioner's claims on appeal.  












          BF 110343-RO



          On October 3, 1986, the Commissioner issued an order, under Docket 
          No. ARL 06035-Q which remanded the proceeding to the District Rent 
          Office on the specific condition that:

                    "On remand, an inspection should be made on 
                    notice to both landlord and tenant, and both 
                    parties should be afforded an opportunity to 
                    comment on the report of the inspection."

          Notwithstanding the Commissioner's order, the record shows that the 
          inspection held by the District Rent Administrator on May 21, 1987 
          did not give notice to both parties; nor did they have an 
          opportunity to comment on the report of inspection.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that this proceeding should be 
          remanded to the District Rent Administrator for the purpose of 
          conducting an inspection in conformity with Commissioner's order 
          under Docket No ARL 06035-Q; to wit, on notice to the owner and the 
          tenant and affording both parties an opportunity to comment on the 
          report of inspection.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City, it is,

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted to 
          the extent of remanding this proceeding to the District Rent Admin- 
          istrator for further processing in accordance with this Order and 
          Opinion.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Acting Deputy Commissioner


                                          

    

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