CH220127RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433



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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: CH220127RT

                    Florence Berman,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: BL220204OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On August 11, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on July 
          29, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 7901 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y., Apt. 2-A, 
          wherein the Administrator partly granted the owner's application 
          for rent restoration based upon a finding that those services which 
          were the subject of the Rent Administrator's reduction order of 
          January 26, 1987, under Docket No. AF220191S, had been partially 
          restored.

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

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

          On December 29, 1987, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration, alleging that all services which were the subject of 
          the rent reduction order of January 26, 1987, had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that the 
          owner failed to restore services in a workmanlike manner.

          An inspection of the premises conducted on March 29, 1988, revealed 
          that repairs were partly completed.  The rent was partially 
          restored for the following:

          1.   Plaster and paint in apartment.
          2.   Plaster on bathroom ceiling.
          3.   Flushometer.
          The inspector further determined that the bathroom ceiling was in 
          need of painting.












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          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the owner incompetently restored some services and failed to 
          restore others.

          The petition was served on the owner on October 12, 1988.

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

          For rent controlled apartments, 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 an order 
          restoring that portion of the rent attributable to the restored 
          services.   

          The record clearly shows that the Rent Administrator in granting 
          the owner's restoration application, in part, based his findings on 
          the results of an inspection held by the Division of Housing and 
          Community Renewal, on March 29, 1988, which revealed that the owner 
          was maintaining all services specified in the Administrator's rent 
          reduction order of January 26, 1987, with the exception of the 
          bathroom ceiling which was found to be in need of painting.

          The Commissioner deems it appropriate to rely on the results of the 
          Division's inspection and finds that the petitioner failed to 
          adduce convincing evidence that the inspector's findings were 
          erroneous in any way.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's continuing 
          right to file an appropriate application for a rent reduction, if 
          the facts so warrant.

          The Division's records reveal that the owner has filed another 
          restoration application which is pending (Docket No. HH210130OR).

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

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

          ISSUED:

                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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