CJ210164RT
                                  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.: CJ210164RT

                    Ralph Feffer,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CD210081OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On October 14, 1988, the above-named petitioner tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          October 6, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 7201 Bay Parkway, Apt. 6-D, Brooklyn, N.Y., 
          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 February 5, 
          1987, under Docket No. KS003447S, 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 of the administrative appeal.

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

          On February 11, 1988, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration, alleging that all services which were the subject of 
          the rent reduction order of February 5, 1987 had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that 
          contrary to the owner's statement in the application, the elevator 
          has not been repaired and extermination services are not being 
          provided.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on September 7, 1988, revealed that the 
          elevator was in good working condition and that there was no 
          evidence of roach infestation in the subject apartment or in the 
          public areas.
          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, pertinent part, that 
          elevator service is sporadic and that there is roach infestation 












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          throughout the apartment.

          The petition was served on the owner on November 29, 1988.

          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 the Division of Housing and 
          Community Renewal, on September 7, 1988, which revealed that the 
          owner was maintaining all services specified in the Administrator's 
          rent reduction order of February 5, 1987.

          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.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization 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.

                


          ISSUED:






                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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