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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:              
                  HEN YAM LEE CORP.,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     CB110205OR


          On August 31, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a peti- 
          tion for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on August 
          8, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accomo- 
          dation known as 36-07 Steinway Street, Long Island City, New York, 
          Apartment 3-C, wherein the Administrator determined that the     
          conditions which were the subject of the Rent Administrator's rent 
          reduction order, issued under Docket No. ZBF110677S on January 29, 
          1988, were not fully corrected.

          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 issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly denied 
          the owner's application for a restoration of rent.

          On February 25, 1988, the owner filed the subject application for 
          rent restoration, alleging that the conditions that were the 
          subject of the Rent Administrator's rent reduction order, issued on 
          January 29, 1988, were fully restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the owner's application alleging that 
          the owner failed to restore the services in question.

          A Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspection 
          conducted on June 23, 1988, revealed that:

               1.   Windows in the kitchen, bedroom and living 
                    room have defective locks and are hard to 


               2.   Bathroom light fixtures has exposed electrical 

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          all windows are operational, that there is no exposed electrical 
          wire on the bathroom florescent fixture and that there were 
          duplicate service complaints filed by the tenant.

          The petition was served on the tenant on October 14, 1988 and on 
          October 18, 1988, the tenant filed an answer to the petition 
          stating that the DHCR's inspection results should prevail over the 
          unproven allegations of the owner and that the windows are still 
          unoperational and the bathroom florescent fixture still has an 
          exposed electrical wire.

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

          The subject application for rent restoration was filed by the 
          owner, essentially alleging that all windows in the apartment were 
          refitted; that all window locks were adjusted; that windows were 
          caulked; that exposed electrical wires were installed by the tenant 
          and that where necessary all wall areas were repainted and 

          The DHCR inspection confirmed that the apartment windows were 
          defective and that the bathroom light fixture had exposed elec- 
          trical wiring, as the tenant had consistently alleged.

          The owner's petition failed to establish that restoration of the 
          rent is warranted.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly 
          based his determination on the entire record, including the results 
          of the on-site inspection conducted on June 23, 1988, and that the 
          Administrator properly denied the owner's application to restore 
          the rent upon determining that the owner had failed to fully 
          restore services.

          The Division's records do not reveal any duplication in proceed- 

          Upon a restoration of services the owner may separately reapply for 
          a rent restoration.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili- 
          zation 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, 


                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner          


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