ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BG110267RT

                                  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.:              
                                                 BG110267RT
                                              :  
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.:
                                                 Q000360OR
                                                 
                                                 
           PENNY LAFOREST

                                                 
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On July 23, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on July 10, 
          1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 255-19 74th Avenue, Queens, New York, 
          wherein the Administrator determined the owner's rent restoration 
          application filed in January 1985, and served on the tenant on 
          April 4, 1986.

               The Administrator had reduced the tenant's rent per Docket No. 
          77485P by an order dated July 10, 1984, on the grounds of bathroom 
          and living room ceiling leaks.

               The challenged order, dated July 10, 1987, restored the 
          tenant's rent, effective May 1, 1986, on the grounds that the 
          tenant had failed to keep scheduled appointments with the 
          inspector.  In fact, the record below also included an answer from 
          the tenant, dated April 10, 1986, that acknowledged that services 
          had been restored.


















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BG110267RT

               On appeal, the tenant requests that the Administrator's order 
          be reversed on the grounds that it was duplicative of a previous 
          final order dated, March 6, 1987, per Docket No. AK110007OR, 
          wherein the Administrator restored the rent effective December 1, 
          1986, for which the owner had not sought administrative review. 

               The record establishes that the tenant had notice of the rent 
          restoration proceedings per Docket No. Q000360OR, herein under 
          appeal, when the owner filed a new application, processed per 
          Docket No. AK110007OR rather than being merged with the open and 
          pending proceedings.  The fact that the subsequent application was 
          determined first did not prejudice the owner's right to a 
          determination of the initial application including rent restoration 
          on an earlier date.  Also the tenant's substantive and due process 
          rights have not been violated.

               The Administrator's order per Docket No. Q000360OR is amended 
          to reflect that the tenant acknowledged therein that services had 
          been restored.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and 
          the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

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

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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