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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: CA610272RO  
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: BD610116OR       
                    Gold Associates,

               On January 28, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          January 14, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 3535 Rochambeau Ave, Bronx, New York, Apt. 
          4K wherein the Administrator denied the owner's rent restoration 
          application on the basis that the conditions which led to the rent 
          reduction had not been corrected.

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

               This proceeding was commenced by the filing of an application 
          to restore rent dated April 22, 1987.  An inspection conducted on 
          November 18, 1987 by a Division employee, confirmed that some of 
          the conditions for which a rent reduction was given had not been 
          corrected, resulting in the Administrator's order of January 14, 

               In the PAR, the owner alleges that it provides extermination 
          service on Saturday at its sole expense; that the tenant has 
          refused extermination citing his dog and niece as reasons and such 
          refusal cannot permit a rent reduction; that slop sinks are for the 
          superintendent's use only and are not dirty; that the master 
          antenna is not capable of getting a signal since the tower of North 
          Central Bronx Hospital was built, that all tenants have their own 
          roof antennas and WHT microwave antennas; and that the registration 
          of the master antenna as a service on the 1984 registration was an 


               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the owner's petition 
          should be denied.

               In order for a rent restoration application to be granted, it 
          must be established that the conditions cited in the rent reduction 
          order have been corrected.  In this case, the rent reduction order 
          cited vermin and rodent infestation, non-working bath exhaust fan, 
          roof antenna removed, and dirty incinerator rooms on all floors.  
          Since the Division's inspector reported evidence of rodents, dirty 
          slop sinks in the incinerator rooms and no master antenna on the 
          roof, the owner's application was properly denied.

               Under the Rent Stabilization Law and Code applicable here, the 
          tenant's rent remains at the level in effect prior to the last 
          guideline increase appropriate for this tenant's apartment, until 
          a rent restoration is granted.

               The Commissioner notes that the owner's contentions in the PAR 
          relate solely to the February 1987 rent reduction and are more 
          properly the subject of a petition challenging that order.  As 
          such, the allegations which relate to the validity of the rent 
          reduction are untimely raised in this petition and cannot be 
          considered herein.

               The Division's records indicate that a rent restoration 
          applicable to this apartment was granted on June 27, 1989 under 
          Docket No. DB610044OR.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code, 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.


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        


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