CF410082RO
                                    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.:              
                                                  CF410082RT
                      
                     J.R. SHOREY,                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  CB410515S
                                   PETITIONER                         
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On June 24, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a timely 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on May 
          27, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accom- 
          modation known as Apartment 4, 276 10th Street, New York, New York, 
          wherein the Administrator denied the tenant's rent reduction 
          application.

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

          The record reveals that the tenant filed a complaint on February 
          24, 1988, alleging that there is no electricity, water or plumbing, 
          and that the owner has not cleaned up the rubble from the water 
          damage.

          The owner did not answer the complaint.

          A Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspector 
          reported that he was unable to gain access to the apartment on 
          April 11 and 20, 1988.

          Based on the inspector's report, the Rent Administrator issued the 
          order appealed herein denying the application for a rent reduction 
          and terminating the proceeding.















                    




          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts that 
          the inspector did visit the apartment on May 3, 1988, and viewed 
          the damage.  The tenant enclosed a copy of a notice of inspection 
          bearing different docket numbers than the proceeding herein and 
          photographs purporting to show the condition of the apartment.

          The petition was served on the owner on August 12, 1988.

          After careful consideration of the evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

          A review of the Division's records reveals that an order was issued 
          on July 6, 1988 (Docket No. CC410267S) in which the rent was 
          established at $1.00 per month effective January 29, 1988, based on 
          a physical inspection confirming substantial fire damage to the 
          apartment.  Since the complaints in both proceedings were identical 
          and the rent was established at $1.00 as of the date the fire 
          occurred, the tenant was granted in another proceeding the remedy 
          sought herein.

          The Division's records also indicate that the owner's rent 
          restoration application was granted on May 23, 1989, (Docket No. 
          CI410088OR) based on an inspection revealing that the apartment had 
          been restored to its original condition prior to the date of the 
          fire.  That order was not appealed by the tenant.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
          the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.


          ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner
    

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