CI420014RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                                  92-31 UNION HALL
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
                                                       CI420014RT
                    Louis Lozada,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       CB420023OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On September 20, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          August 19, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 148 West 67th Street, Apt. 17, New York, 
          N.Y., wherein the Administrator determined that the owner should be 
          granted partial restoration of the rent based upon a finding that 
          certain services have been restored.  The order specified that the 
          owner may reapply for the remaining $1.00 when repair is completed 
          to the minor spot on the bathroom ceiling where the paint is 
          peeling.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of 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.

          On February 17, 1988, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration alleging that services for which a rent reduction order 
          had been issued by the Administrator on April 30, 1987, under 
          Docket No. AF420247S, had been restored.  The rent had been reduced 
          for defective windows in the living room and bedroom and a 
          defective bathroom ceiling.  

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that the 
          bathroom ceiling was not fixed and raising other complaints that 
          were not the subject of the rent reduction order.
          A DHCR inspection conducted on July 6, 1988, revealed that with the 
          exception of a minor spot on the bathroom ceiling, all repairs 












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          which were the subject of the Administrator's reduction order were 
          restored.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant refers to the answer he filed to 
          the application and asserts that all repairs were not completely 
          taken care of.

          The petition was served on the owner on October 7, 1988, and on 
          October 21, 1988, the owner filed an answer to the petition 
          stating, in pertinent part, that the tenant signed a consent that 
          all work was completed as required.

          After a 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 the Rent Administrator in partially 
          granting the owner's restoration application, based his findings on 
          the tenant's statement of consent filed with the owner's 
          restoration application and the results of the DHCR inspection held 
          on July 6, 1988.  The Administrator's order is consistent with the 
          tenant's statement on appeal that not all repairs were completed 
          and that only a partial rent restoration was warranted.

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