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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
               Isaac Heits c/o Manor Management
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:


          On March 21, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          February 18, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 1958 50th Street, Apt. 2-D, 
          Brooklyn, N.Y., wherein the Administrator granted the owner's 
          application to restore rent, that had been reduced under Docket No. 

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

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly granted 
          the owner's rent restoration application.

          On June 17, 1986, the owner filed a rent restoration application, 
          alleging that all repairs and services, which were the subject of 
          the rent reduction order issued under Docket No. 2T657957/98 were 

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging, in 
          substance, that the owner failed to restore all services.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on January 22, 1988, revealed that the 
          owner was maintaining all essential services.  The owner, however, 
          was directed to replace one mailbox lock.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          services were curtailed and that heat and hot water was sporadic.


          The petition was served on the owner on May 12, 1988, and on May 
          17, 1988, the owner filed an answer to the petition stating that 
          the DHCR's inspection report showed that all services were being 
          maintained at the time of the inspection.

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

          The owner, on proof of restoration of these services which were the 
          subject of the Rent Administrator's reduction order is, by law, 
          entitled to apply for an order of rent restoration.

          The record shows that the Rent Administrator in granting the 
          owner's restoration application, based his findings on the results 
          of an inspection held by the DHCR on January 22, 1988, which 
          revealed that the conditions which were the subject of the Rent 
          Administrator's reduction order were being maintained as of the 
          date of the inspection.

          The Commissioner deems it appropriate to rely on the results of the 
          Division's inspection and finds that the petitioner failed to 
          adduce convincing evidence that the inspector's findings were 
          erroneous in any way.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's continuing 
          right to file an appropriate application for a rent reduction, if 
          the facts so warrant.

          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, denied, and 
          the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.   


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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