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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: CH210132RO

                    Cornell Leasing Corp.,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CA210186OR



          On August 18, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          August 1, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 665 New York Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 
          Apt. 6-N, wherein the Administrator determined that the owner 
          should be granted restoration of the rent based on a finding that 
          the tenant denied access to her apartment.  The rent was restored 
          effective April 1, 1988.

          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 
          restored the rent of the subject apartment, effective April 1, 

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an Application for 
          Rent Restoration on January 7, 1988, stating that services for 
          which a rent reduction order had been issued by the Administrator 
          on November 24, 1986, under Docket No. AB210838S had been restored.

          Two DHCR inspections were scheduled for June 15, 1988 and June 23, 
          1988, but the tenant failed to keep either appointment.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the Rent Administrator erred in that the effective date of the rent 


          restoration order should have been February 1, 1988, rather than 
          April 1, 1988.

          The petition was served on the tenant on October 6, 1988.

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

          With regard to the issue of the effective date of rent restoration 
          ordered by the Administrator, the Commissioner notes that it is the 
          policy of the DHCR to order rent restoration for rent stabilized 
          tenants effective the first rent payment date following service of 
          the application on the tenants.

          A review of the record shows clearly that the application for rent 
          restoration was served on the tenant on March 14, 1988.

          The Commissioner finds, therefore, that the Rent Administrator's 
          determination that the rent should be restored, effective April 1, 
          1988, was correct and proper.

          Accordingly, the order here under review is affirmed.

          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization 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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