CG120086RO 
                                  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.: CG120086RO
                                                  
          RICHARD ALBERT                          RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: BJ120186OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On July 20, 1988 the above named petitioner-owner filed a Petition 
          for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued on July 16, 1988 concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. 1A, 93-41 222nd Street, Queens 
          Village, NY, wherein the Administrator denied the owner's rent 
          restoration application.                                         

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

          A review of the record reveals that the owner filed an application 
          on October 26, 1987, seeking restoration of rent that had been 
          reduced in an order issued on October 14, 1987 under Docket Number 
          AG120508S.  The rent had been reduced based on a finding that the 
          owner had failed to provide five missing screens. 

          The owner stated in the restoration application that window screens 
          are not a service provided by the landlord.

          The application was served on the tenant on December 4, 1987 and in 
          response the tenant stated that the owner has not restored 
          services.

          A physical inspection on April 27, 1988 revealed that the screens 
          were still missing.

          Based on this inspection, the owner's application was denied.

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner again asserts 
          that he does not provide screens, that the tenant has not rebutted 
          this fact, that rent control records for this apartment do not list 












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          screens, and that the tenant is cooperating with a tenant 
          representative to harass the owner in violation of a court order.

          The petition was served on the tenant on September 8, 1988.  

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

          A rent restoration is warranted once it is established that the 
          conditions cited in a rent reduction order have been repaired.  In 
          the instant case, a physical inspection by a DHCR employee who is 
          not a party to the proceeding and who is presumed to be impartial 
          revealed that screens have not been restored.  The Administrator's 
          order was based on the results of that inspection and the owner's 
          petition does not establish any basis for revoking or modifying 
          that determination.

          The owner's contention that screens are not a service provided to 
          this apartment is not an appropriate matter for consideration in 
          this proceeding which is limited to a review of whether those 
          services for which the rent was reduced have been restored.  The 
          owner's petition for administrative review of the rent reduction 
          order was denied. (Docket No. CA120381RO) 
              
          The owner's allegation that the tenant is cooperating with a tenant 
          representative in violation of a court stipulation is 
          unsubstantiated and without merit.

          The Division's records reveal that the owner's subsequent rent 
          restoration application was granted (Docket No. GA120302OR).

          THEREFORE in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City, it is

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


                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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