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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
                    Mordland Associates,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:



          On October 25, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          October 18, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 1037 51st Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., Apt. D-3, 
          wherein the Administrator determined that the owner should be 
          granted restoration of the rent effective June 1, 1988, based on a 
          finding that certain services had been restored.

          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 
          restored the rent of the subject apartment, effective June 1, 1988.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an Application For 
          Rent Restoration on March 15, 1988, stating that services for which 
          a rent reduction order had been issued by the Administrator on July 
          6, 1987, under Docket No. AL210372S had been restored.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on September 14, 1988, revealed that 
          all repairs which were the subject of the reduction order had been 

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted, in pertinent part, 
          that the effective date of the rent restoration order should be 


          January 1, 1988, rather than June 1, 1988, because it had filed the 
          rent restoration application on January 1, 1988.

          The petition was served on the tenant on December 5, 1988, and on 
          December 12, 1988, the tenant filed an answer to the petition 
          stating that the owner completed the repair work at the end of 
          February, 1988.

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

          With regard to the issue of the effective date of rent restoration 
          ordered by the Administrator, the Commissioner notes that it is the 
          policy of the DHCR to order rent restoration for rent stabilized 
          tenants effective the first rent payment date following service of 
          the application on the tenants.

          A review of the record shows clearly that the application for rent 
          restoration was mailed to the DHCR, on March 15, 1988, and was 
          served on the tenant on May 4, 1988.

          The Commissioner finds, therefore, that the Rent Administrator's 
          determination that the rent should be restored, effective June 1, 
          1988, was correct and proper.

          Accordingly, the order here under review is affirmed.

          THEREFORE, pursuant to 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, 



                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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