CK110103RO


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


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CK110103RO    
                                                                             
                         
          Nathan Katz                             RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: CB110063OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 
                                          
          On November 18, 1988 the above named petitioner-owner filed a 
          timely petition for Administrative Review of an order issued on 
          August 11, 1988 by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. 1C, 33-51 73 Street, Jackson Heights, 
          NY, wherein the Rent Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application and ordered the rent restored effective 
          April 1, 1988.

          The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully considered 
          that portion relevant to the issues raised by this appeal.
           
          A review of the record reveals that on February 12, 1988,
          the owner filed an application to restore rent that had been 
          reduced in an order issued on June 9, 1987 in Docket No. AK110171S 
          based on a finding that the windows throughout the apartment were 
          defective.  The owner's application stated that eight new windows 
          were installed in the subject apartment on September 15, 1987.

          The application was served on the tenant on March 28, 1988.  The 
          tenant did not respond.
           
A physical inspection by DHCR on September 7, 1988 confirmed that 
there were no defective windows.

Based on this inspection, the Rent Administrator issued an order 
granting the owner's application.

In the petition for administrative review, the owner asserts that 
the rent should be restored as of September 15, 1987, the date the 
windows were installed, as evidenced by the statement from the 
contractor.














          The petition was served on the tenant on January 25, 1989.

          After careful consideration of the evidence of record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.
            
          An owner is entitled to restoration of rent once it is established, 
          pursuant to an application by the owner, that all services for 
          which the rent was reduced have been restored.  The rent 
          restoration is effective the first of the month following service 
          of the application on the tenant. just as rent reductions are 
          effective the first of the month following service of the complaint 
          on the owner, even if the evidence indicates that there was a 
          failure to maintain services prior to that date.

          In the instant case, although the owner claims that the windows 
          were installed on September 15, 1987 and even produces supporting 
          documentation, the restoration application was not filed until 
          February 12, 1988.  It was served on the tenant in March, and in 
          accordance with the policy stated above, the Rent Administrator 
          properly ordered the rent restoration to be effective April 1, 
          1988.

          Therefore, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          it is

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

          ISSUED:


                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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