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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: DA110076RO 
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: CC110179OR
                    Philip Iannucci,              


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 30-99 43 Street, Apt. 4F, Astoria, N.Y.

               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 petition.

               The owner commenced this proceeding to restore rent based on 
          restoration of service in the subject apartment.

               Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of 
          the following defective conditions: kitchen sink cold water faucet 
          leaks, and the foyer walls and ceiling have peeling paint, plaster 
          and water stains.

               The Rent Administrator issued an order on November 17, 1988, 
          denying the owner's rent restoration application and terminating 
          the proceeding.

               In the petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that repairs have been made, and attaches a receipt 
          for work performed.  Also, the owner requestes another inspection.

               The DHCR served a copy of the petition on the tenant on 
          February 27, 1989.


               After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The owner's contention and supporting evidence that the 
          repairs had been made is not only insufficient reason to disturb 
          the Administrator's order, but in the opinion of the Commissioner 
          is reason to affirm the order.  The owner submitted with the 
          petition a receipt from his handyman, dated December 7, 1988, which 
          is past the date of issuance of the order being appealed.  The 
          receipt is unsigned by the handyman and fails to reference the 
          subject apartment.

               The owner's petition does not establish any basis for 
          modifying or revoking the Administrator's order which determined 
          that the owner was not maintaining required services based on a 
          physical inspection confirming the continued existence of defective 
          conditions in the subject apartment for which the rent had been 

               The owner may file another rent restoration application if the 
          facts so warrant.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, 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, affirmed.


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        


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