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                                  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.: CL110188RO
                                                  
          ROOSEVELT MEWS ASSOCIATES               RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: CE110003OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                  REVOKING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER AND RESTORING RENT

               On December 7, 1988 the above named petitioner-owner filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued November 25, 1988. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. E located at 147-11 Roosevelt Ave., 
          Flushing, N.Y.  The Administrator denied the owner's rent 
          restoration application.  

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

               The owner commenced this proceeding on May 12, 1988 by filing 
          a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. BH110307S had been issued.  The Commissioner notes that the 
          rent was reduced based on findings of peeling paint and plaster 
          throughout the bedroom walls and ceilings and cracks extending the 
          length of the ceiling.

               The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant filed a response on 
          June 20, 1988 and stated, in sum, that the owner had restored the 
          services described above. 
           
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  The inspection was conducted on October 19, 1988 and 
          October 21, 1988.  The inspector reported that there was a slight 
          crack in the paint and plaster of the bedroom wall and no cracks in 
          the ceiling.

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 












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          November 25, 1988 and denied the application.

               On appeal the owner states, in sum, that the Administrator 
          erred in denying the application since all required repairs were 
          completed prior to the inspection.  The petition was served on the 
          tenant on February 2, 1989.

               The tenant filed a response on February 9, 1989 and confirmed 
          that the services ordered restored in the rent reduction order had, 
          in fact, been restored.
           
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted, 
          the order here under review should be revoked and the rent should 
          be ordered restored effective June 1, 1988.

               The Commissioner's review of the record herein reveals that 
          the tenant's response to the application stated that the conditions 
          required to be restored had in fact been restored.  Furthermore, 
          the inspector's report substantially confirmed this fact as did the 
          tenant's response to the petition.  Based on the foregoing, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the application should have 
          been granted effective June 1, 1988, the first rent payment date 
          following service of the application on the tenant.  
           
               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 
          is 

               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, 
          ordered restored effective June 1, 1988. If the tenant owes arrears 
          based on the Commissioner's decision herein, the arrears may be 
          paid off in twenty-four (24) equal monthly installments or 
          immediately if the tenant vacates the apartment.

          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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