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

          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS.: CF110166RO
          SANDY R. JAMIESON                       RENT
          PETER SKOLOS                                        ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: BK110015OR

               The above referenced administrative appeals have been 
          consolidated as both contain common issues of law and fact.

               The above named petitioner-owner and petitioner-tenant filed 
          timely Petitions for Administrative Review against an order of the 
          Rent Administrator issued June 2, 1988. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. 1L located at 155-01 90th Ave., 
          Jamaica, N.Y.  The Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application.  

               The owner commenced this proceeding on November 5, 1987 by 
          filing a rent restoration application wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing Docket 
          No. AK110374S had been issued.  The application was served on the 
          tenant.  The tenant filed a response on December 21, 1987 and 
          stated that the owner had not restored services and that the 
          application should be denied.

               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  The inspection was conducted on May 4, 1988 and 
          confirmed the owner's allegations in the application that it had 
          restored services.  The Administrator issued the order here under 
          review on June 2, 1988 and ordered rent restoration effective 
          January 1, 1988.

               On appeal the owner states that it agrees with the 
          Administrator's order but that the rent restoration date is 
          incorrect. The owner argues that it filed a petition for 
          administrative review against the underlying rent reduction order 
          and this petition should be deemed to be the rent restoration 
          application.  The owner requests rent restoration effective August 
          1, 1987.  The petition was served on the tenant on August 8, 1988.


               The tenant's petition states, in sum, that the owner had not 
          corrected the conditions cited in the rent reduction order and that 
          the rent restoration order should not have been granted.  The 
          petition was served on the owner on August 18, 1988.  The owner 
          filed a response on August 23, 1988 and stated, in sum, that the 
          tenant's petition was without merit and should be denied.

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

               With regard to the owner's appeal, the Commissioner notes that 
          the owner does not take issue with anything other than the 
          effective date.  The Administrator correctly ordered rent 
          restoration effective the first rent payment date following service 
          of the application on the tenant.  The filing of a petition for 
          administrative review against a rent reduction order is not a 
          substitute for the filing of a rent restoration application and the 
          owner's filing against the rent reduction order issued in Docket 
          No. AK110374S is not deemed to be a rent restoration application.

               With regard to the tenant's appeal, the Commissioner notes 
          that the DHCR inspector is neither a party to this proceeding nor 
          an adversary.  The inspector's report is entitled to more probative 
          weight than the unsupported allegations of the tenant on appeal.  
          The order here under review is affirmed.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 

               ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the same hereby are, 
          denied, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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