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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:              
                   SANDRA C. DEVITA,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     BL110208OR


          On September 6, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on July 
          28, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 152-24 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, New York, 
          various apartments, wherein the Administrator denied the owner's 
          application for a restoration of rent because evidence in the file 
          indicated that no rent reduction was warranted under Docket No. 
          ZQS000548B.  The latter order was issued on March 4, 1986.

          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 issued 
          the appealed order.

          On December 21, 1987, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration alleging that it had complied with the directive to 
          restore services issued on March 4, 1986, under Docket ZQS000548B.  
          The application did not seek any rent adjustment.

          The tenants filed an answer to the application alleging, in 
          substance, that the tenants were entitled to a rent reduction but 
          had not received one.

          A Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspection 
          conducted on December 3, 1987, revealed that the owner fully 
          complied with all DHCR directives.


          On appeal, the petitioner-tenants asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          if no rent adjustment was warranted, as the Rent Administrator's 
          order states, then the owner would not have filed an application 
          for rent restoration.

          The petition was served on the owner on October 17, 1988.

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

          The record clearly shows that, on March 4, 1986, the Rent 
          Administrator determined that no rent reduction was warranted.  

          The Commissioner finds, therefore, that the Rent Administrator
          properly determined that no rent adjustment was warranted in the 
          restoration proceeding.

          Accordingly, the Rent Administrator's order is consistent with the 
          evidence in the record and the Administrator properly issued the 
          appealed order. 

          The tenant's petition is actually a challenge to the order issued 
          on March 4, 1986, in Docket No. QS0000548B but is not timely as to 
          that order.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the  Rent Stabili- 
          zation Law and Code, it is

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


                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner          




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