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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: CC430329RT

                    Rosa Lacen-Baez,
                    Tenant Representative
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: BG430145OR


          On or about March 24, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed 
          a petition for administrative review of an order issued on March 8, 
          1988 by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 1 Arden Street, various apartments, New 
          York, N.Y., wherein the Administrator determined that the services, 
          which had been the subject of a previous rent reduction order, had 
          been restored and ordered a restoration of the rent.

          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.

          This proceeding was commenced by the filing by the owner of an 
          application to restore rent based upon a restoration of services.

          An inspection conducted by a DHCR staff inspector on December 31, 
          1987 revealed that the vestibule door is kept locked and secured 
          and the incinerator door had been repaired, resulting in the 
          Administrator's order of March 8, 1988 which found that services 
          had been restored and restored the rent effective October 1, 1987.

          In the PAR, the tenant representative states that the door was not 
          in working order until December 14, 1987 and objects to the 
          effective date of the order restoring the rent.

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

          The report of inspection dated December 31, 1987, by an employee of 
          the Division who is not a party to the proceeding, was properly 


          placed in the record for consideration by the Administrator.  The 
          Commissioner finds that it was proper for the Administrator to 
          restore the rent based on the report of its inspector which found 
          that, as of the date of inspection, services had been restored.

          The Commissioner also finds that the Administrator correctly set 
          the effective date of the rent restoration.  Pursuant to Section 
          2202.2 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, which pertain to the 
          rent controlled tenants affected by this order, no order granting 
          a rent restoration with respect to a rent controlled apartment 
          shall be effective prior to the date on which the order is issued.  
          Pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, pertaining to the 
          rent stabilized tenants affected by the order, an order granting a 
          rent restoration is effective on the first day of the month 
          following service on the tenants of a copy of the owner's 
          application for such rent restoration.  Thus, the effective date of 
          the restoration was correctly determined by the Administrator for 
          both the rent controlled and the rent stabilized tenants.

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

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


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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