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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
              MR. & MRS. ALFRED ADINOLFI,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONERS          CA610129OR 


          On August 18, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenants 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 1130 Stadium Avenue, Bronx, New York, 
          Apartment 5-K, wherein the Administrator 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 October 23, 1986, under Docket No. B004210B, had 
          been 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 raised by the administrative appeal.

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

          On January 6, 1988, the owner filed an application for rent restor- 
          ation, alleging that all services which were the subject of the 
          rent reduction order of October 23, 1986, had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that the 
          owner failed to restore all services noted in the application and 
          that the laundry room is still filthy.


          A Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) inspection 
          conducted on May 19, 1988, revealed that all repairs had been 
          completed.  More specifically the report showed that:

               1.   Public hallways throughout the entire building 
                    had been painted.

               2.   There was no evidence of defective laundry 
                    room dryer.

          The owner was also directed to immediately clean the laundry room 
          behind the washing machines.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the owner failed to paint the entire building and that the laundry 
          room has not been cleaned.

          The petition was served on the owner on October 6, 1988 and on 
          October 11, 1988, the owner filed an answer to the petition stating 
          that the wrong PAR was attached to the filing notice by the DHCR.

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

          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 of rent restoration.

          The record clearly shows that the Rent Administrator in granting 
          the owner's restoration application, based his findings on the 
          results of an inspection held by DHCR on May 19, 1988, which 
          revealed that the owner was substantially maintaining all services 
          specified in the Administrator's rent reduction order of October 
          23, 1986, with the exception of laundry room cleaning services.  
          The Administrator appropriately addressed the matter of laundry 
          room cleaning services by directing the owner to immediately clear 
          the area behind the washing machines.

          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.


          If the owner has not cleaned the laundry room behind the washing 
          machines, as directed by the Rent Administrator, the tenant may 
          commence a non-compliance proceeding with the DHCR Compliance 

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabiliza- 
          tion Law and Code, 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.


                                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


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