STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 BJ 130312 RO                
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S    
                                                 DOCKET NO.:                 
                                                 BC 110035 OR
           RICHARD ALBERT,                                   
                                                 PREMISES: 93-49 222nd       
                                                 Street, Apt. No. 1-X, 
                                                 Queens Village, NY
                              PETITIONER      : 


               The above-named owner timely filed a petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued on September 23, 1987 
          concerning the housing accommodations relating to the above- 
          described docket number wherein the Administrator granted the 
          owner's application for rent restoration effective May 1, 1987.

               The issue in this appeal is whether the Administrator's order 
          restoring rent effective May 1, 1987 was warranted.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issues raised by the petition.

               The owner commenced this proceeding on March 11, 1987 by 
          filing an application to restore rent based on the restoration of 

               On April 6, 1987, the Division sent the tenant a copy of the 
          owner's application.  The Administrator's file does not contain any 
          answer from the tenant.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 130312 RO

               On July 28, 1987, a Division staff member made a physical 
          inspection of the subject apartment and confirmed the restoration 
          of services.

               On September 23, 1987, the Administrator issued the order 
          hereunder review, restoring the rent effective May 1, 1987. 

               In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends 
          in substance that the order appealed from, which restored rent 
          effective May 1,1987, is in error and should be modified to an 
          order restoring rent effective August 1, 1986, the same date as the 
          order reducing rent.  The owner explained that the earlier 
          effective date of the rent reduction order (August 1, 1986) should 
          be followed because said order was based on a condition which the 
          tenant, the superintendent and the inspector had agreed no longer 

               In answer, the tenant states in substance that she owes the 
          owner no arrears and that the rent reduction should continue. 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 

               A review of the evidence of record shows that the 
          Administrator based his determination on the entire record, 
          including the results of the Division's July 16, 1987 inspection 
          report which confirmed the claim of restored services and the fact 
          that the Division sent on April 6, 1987 a copy of the owner's 
          application to the tenant.  In this instance, the effective date of 
          rent restoration is the month following service of the owner's 
          application on the tenant, i.e. May 1, 1987.  Accordingly, the 
          Administrator correctly determined the effective date of rent 

               A search of the Division's records indicates a Commissioner's 
          order (BC 110227-RO) issued on October 29, 1987, granting the 
          owner's administrative appeal against the rent reduction order (AF 
          110653-S) and restoring rent June 1, 1987.  The Administrator's 
          order hereunder review, with the effective date of May 1, 1987, 
          prevails because it is the earlier determination and is based on a 
          restoration proceeding.  Accordingly, the May 1,1987 effective date 
          of the rent restoration order supersedes the June 1,1987 effective 
          date of the PAR order under Docket No. BC 110227 - RO.

               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, 
          denied, and that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BJ 130312 RO

          is, affirmed.


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner



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