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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.:             
                                                  CG110153RO                 
                    J.R.R. REALTY,                     
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                   PETITIONER     DOCKET NO.:
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



          On July 11, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a petition 
          for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on June 7, 1988, 
          by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodation 
          known as 73-37 Austin Street, Forest Hills, New York, Apartment 
          2-F, wherein the Administrator determined that the owner's applica- 
          tion to restore the rent should be partially granted based on an 
          inspection held on April 22, 1988.  The application was partially 
          granted because two bedroom windows were shown to have ill-fitting 
          venetian blinds.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issues raised by the administrative appeal.        

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly granted 
          the owner's application in part.

          On November 24, 1987, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration certifying that all repairs and services which were the 
          subject of the March 5, 1986 rent reduction order issued under 
          Docket No. QC003510S were restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging, in perti- 
          nent part, that the owner did, in fact, furnish her with venetian 
          blinds and window screens.















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

          The owner, on proof of restoration of those services which were the 
          subject of the Rent Administrator's reduction order is, by law, 
          entitled to apply for an order of rent restoration.

          The record clearly shows that, consistent with the owner's claim on 
          appeal, the tenant submitted a signed statement, dated November 23, 
          1987, attesting that the owner restored screen and venetian blind 
          services to the subject apartment.

          Additionally, the tenant's answer to the application filed on 
          January 25, 1988, parallels the statements made on November 23, 
          1987.

          A Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspection 
          conducted on April 22, 1988, revealed that although window screens 
          and venetian blinds have been installed, the venetian blinds 
          installed in the two bedrooms were ill-fitting.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          all missing screens and venetian blinds were replaced to the 
          tenant's satisfaction.

          The petition was served on the tenant on September 9, 1988.

          The Commissioner notes that given the tenant's repeated assertions 
          throughout this proceeding that the owner restored window screen 
          and venetian blind services and that everything is satisfactory, 
          there is no basis for partially granting the owner's rent 
          restoration application.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator 
          erred by issuing the order of June 7, 1988.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and Evic- 
          tion Regulations for New York City, it is













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          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted, 
          and the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked 
          and the rent be, and the same hereby is restored to July 1, 1988, 
          the first rent payment date following the issuance date of the Rent 
          Administrator's order.


          ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner





           






    

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