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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: DD110140RO 
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: CG110108OR       
               Richard Albert                                      

               On April 10, 1989, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on March 21, 
          1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 93-41 222 Street, Apt. 2A, Queens Village, 
          N.Y. wherein the Administrator restored the rent effective 
          September 1, 1988 which had been reduced by order dated November 
          26, 1986.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record and has carefully considered that portion of the record 
          relevant to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.

               This proceeding was commenced by the filing by the owner of an 
          application to restore rent dated June 29, 1988.  By inspection 
          conducted on March 7, 1989, the Administrator determined that 
          extermination service was being provided resulting in the March 21, 
          1989 order restoring the rent.

               In the PAR the owner contends that the agency had previously 
          determined, in connection with Docket Number QCS000151B, that the 
          owner was providing extermination services; that the tenant 
          historically has failed to provide access requiring the agency to 
          schedule a "no access" inspection, and that when access has been 
          provided there have been no signs of infestation; and that federal 
          law requires that the owner be given a hearing before any penalties 
          are assessed, and that for all these reasons the rent restoration 
          should have been effective as of the date of the rent reduction. 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should 
          be denied.


               The owner's contentions in the PAR relate solely to the 
          November 26, 1986 rent reduction order and are untimely raised in 
          this petition.  A separate PAR filed by this owner on December 15, 
          1986 challenging the November 26, 1986 order has been addressed by 
          the Commissioner in Docket Number AL120106RO and an order was 
          issued thereunder.

               As for the owner's contention that the rent restoration should 
          have an earlier effective date, an order granting a rent 
          restoration is effective on the first day of the month following 
          service on the tenant of a copy of the owner's application for such 
          rent restoration.  Here, the owner's application was served on the 
          tenant on August 15, 1988.  Thus the effective date of the 
          restoration was correctly determined by the Administrator to be 
          September 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, 


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        


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