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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
                    Helaine Lobman,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:


          On November 23, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          November 10, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 66-22 Fleet Street, Forest Hills, 
          N.Y., Apt. 4-H, wherein the Administrator determined that the owner 
          should be granted restoration of the rent effective June 1, 1988, 
          based on 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 
          restored the rent of the subject apartment, effective June 1, 1988.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an Application for 
          Rent Restoration on March 25, 1988, stating that services for which 
          a rent reduction order had been issued by the Administrator on 
          January 25, 1988, under Docket No. AI110430S had been restored.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on September 13, 1988, revealed that 
          all repairs which were the subject of the reduction order had been 

          The tenant also stated on October 8, 1988 that the repairs were 

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the effective date of the restoration order should be changed from 


          June 1, 1988 to October 1, 1988 because the services were restored 
          on the latter date.

          The petition was served on the owner on December 28, 1988.

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

          With regard to the issue of the effective date of rent restoration 
          ordered by the Administrator, the Commissioner notes that it is the 
          policy of the DHCR to order rent restoration for rent stabilized 
          tenants effective the first rent payment date following service of 
          the application on the tenants.

          A review of the record shows clearly that the application for rent 
          restoration was filed with the DHCR, on March 25, 1988, and was 
          served on the tenant on May 5, 1988.

          The Commissioner finds, therefore, that the Rent Administrator's 
          determination that the rent should be restored, effective June 1, 
          1988, was correct and proper.

          Accordingly, the order hereunder review is affirmed.

          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it is

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


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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