ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BJ - 420278 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.:               
                                                 BJ - 420278 RT    
                                              :
                                                 DRO ORDER NO.:           
                                                 AL 510090 OR
                                                 (85 - UC - 000054 - HH)    
                   GERALDINE TUTTINO            
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On October 13, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed 
          an Administrative Appeal against an order issued on September 11, 
          1987 by the District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, 
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          355 East 119th Street, Apartment 2 - A, New York, New York.

               The issue herein is whether the District Rent  Administrator
          issued duplicate rent restoration  orders,  improperly  restoring
          the rent twice for the same condition.

               On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserts that the owner  was
          granted a restoration of rent on April  27,  1987,  under  Docket
          Number ZAI - 520083 - OR in  the  amount  of  7  1/2%  per  month
          effective May 1, 1987,due to a restoration of heat and hot  water
          services  and  that  the  second  restoration  order  issued   on
          September 11, 1987, under Docket Number AL - 510090 - OR, in  the
          amount of 7  1/2%  per  month,  effective  October  1,  1987,  is
          duplicative.     

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



               A review of the record shows  that  two  restoration  orders
          affecting the subject apartment (2 - A) were respectively  issued
          by  the  District  Rent  Administrator  on  April  27,  1987  and
          September  11,  1987  and  both  were  based  upon  the   owner's
          restoration of heat and hot water services.  

               The Commissioner notes that  the  restoration  orders  noted
          above  are  separate  and  distinct  from  another  building-wide






          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BJ - 420278 RT
          restoration order, dated September 11, 1987, under Docket  Number
          AL 510090 - OR, which restored rents  [building-wide]  by  $16.00
          per month, effective October 1, 1987.

               The Commissioner  finds,  therefore,  that  the  restoration
          order issued on September 11, 1987  restoring  the  rent  in  the
          amount of 7 1/2% per month for restoration of heat and hot  water
          services is duplicative of the restoration order issued on  April
          27, 1987.

               Accordingly,  the  order  issued  on  September   11,   1987
          restoring the rent by 7 1/2% per month must be revoked.

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

               ORDERED, that this petition be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          granted and that the District Rent Administrator's  order  issued
          on September 11, 1987, under Docket  Number  AL  -  510090  -  OR
          restoring the rent by 7 1/2% per month be, and  the  same  hereby
          is, revoked and it is 

               FURTHER ORDERED, that the owner shall immediately refund all 
          excess rent arising as a result of this order, or the tenant  may
          credit such excess rent up to the total amount of each succeeding 
          rent payment until the excess has been recovered in full.

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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