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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:              
                     MARILYN DION, 
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     CD110014OR 


          On November 7, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          November 1, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 1040 Neilson Street, Far Rockaway, New York, 
          Apartment 5-G, wherein the Administrator determined that the owner 
          should be granted full restoration of the rent based upon a finding 
          that certain services had been restored.

          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 re- 
          stored the rent of the subject apartment.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an Application For 
          Rent Restoration on April 11, 1988, stating that services for which 
          a rent reduction order had been issued by the Administrator, on 
          February 26, 1988, under Docket No. BG110127S had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application on May 16, 1988, 
          alleging that the owner failed to make the necessary repairs in the 
          bedroom as stated in the owner's application.


          On August 16, 1988, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR) requested that an inspection be conducted of the subject 
          apartment but the inspector's report noted that:

                    The tenant called on September 12, 1988 to 
                    cancel the complaint-S.2a (letter acknowl- 
                    edging telephone conversation) sent same day.

          The tenant returned the form, indicating that the matter had been

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the bedroom walls and window frames leak every time it rains.

          The petition was served on the owner on January 18, 1989, and on 
          February 22, 1989,the owner filed an answer to the petition stating 
          that the condition which was the subject of the rent reduction 
          order has been addressed.

          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 
          tenant's signed statement of September 16, 1988, which was in 
          response to DHCR Notice S.2a, dated September 12, 1988.  

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly 
          based his determination on the entire record, including the 
          tenant's own statement that the complaint has been resolved and 
          that the Administrator properly restored the rent upon determining 
          that the owner had restored services.

          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 Stabili- 
          zation 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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