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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CE610228RO
          215 GUNHILL ASSOCIATES                  RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: BH610175OR

               On May 20, 1988 the above named petitioner-owner filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued May 9, 1988. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt 6H located at 215 East Gunhill Road, 
          Bronx, N.Y.  The Administrator denied the owner's rent restoration 

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               The owner commenced this proceeding on August 20, 1987 by 
          filing a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. AL610469S had been issued.  The Commissioner notes that the 
          rent had been reduced for a defective apartment ceiling, loose 
          living room window and water damaged bedroom walls and ceiling.
          Attached to the application is a signed statement dated August 18, 
          1987 wherein the tenant stated that the owner had made the required 

               The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant did not file a 
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  The inspection was conducted on March 27, 1988 and 
          revealed the following:

                    1.   Defective and leaking hallway closet and ceiling,

                    2.   Living room left sash loose,


                    3.   Large bedroom ceiling is water-damaged.  Small 
                         bedroom walls and ceiling are cracked.

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on May 9, 
          1988 and denied the application based on the inspector's report.

               On appeal the owner states that the application should have 
          been granted based the tenant's signed statement described above.  
          The owner also states that new windows were being installed 
          building-wide within a few weeks.  The petition was served on the 
          tenant on July 15, 1988.

               The tenant filed a response on July 18, 1988 and stated that
          the conditions regarding the hallway ceiling and bedroom walls and 
          ceiling had been satisfactorily repaired in April, 1988 but that 
          the conditions had reoccurred.  The tenant also stated that new 
          windows were installed in May, 1988.
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted 
          and the Administrator's order should be revoked.

               It is apparent from a reading of the tenant's response to the 
          petition that the owner complied with the directive to restore 
          services contained in the rent restoration order.  Any reoccurrence 
          of the conditions after restoration of services amounts to a new 
          condition.  Since the tenant stated that services had been 
          restored, the owner did not have notice of these conditions.  

               The owner is entitled to rent restoration since it complied 
          with the directive to restore services.  The order here under 
          review is therefore revoked.  The rent is ordered restored 
          effective June 1, 1988, the first rent payment date following 
          notice by the tenant that services had been restored.  The tenant 
          may file a new rent reduction complaint if the facts so warrant.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 


               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          granted, that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked, and that the rent be, and the same hereby is 
          restored effective June 1, 1988. If the tenant owes arrears based 
          on the Commissioner's order and opinion, the arrears may be paid 
          off in thirty-six (36) equal monthly installments or immediately if 
          the tenant vacates.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner


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