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.: DE220452RT    
                                                                            
               
          Elaine Johnson                          RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: CH220110OR
                                  PETITIONER            
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND 
                           REVOKING RENT RESTORATION ORDER

                                          
          On May 9, 1989 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a Petition 
          for Administrative Review of an order issued on April 19, 1989, by 
          the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodations known 
          as Apt. 2F, 125 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY  wherein  the  Rent
          Administrator  granted  in  part  the  owner's  rent  restoration
          application and ordered rent restoration in the amount of $5.00 per 
          month.

          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 August 23, 1988,  the owner 
          filed an application seeking restoration of rent  that  had  been
          reduced by $10.00 per month in an order issued on January 16, 1986 
          in Docket Number KC002355S.

          In answer to the application, the tenant, through counsel, stated 
          that the owner's application should be denied because repairs have 
          not been completed.

          A physical inspection by DHCR on March 30, 1989 revealed that the 
          bathroom walls and ceilings were repaired but the windows were not.

          Based on this inspection report, the Rent Administrator issued the 
          order appealed herein, restoring the rent by $5.00 per month.

           












          DE220452RT
          DE220452RT


          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts that 
          the order should be revoked because it is a duplicate of  another
          rent restoration for the same rent reduction.

          The petition was served on  the  owner  on  July  12,  1989.   In
          response, the owner agreed that the order was a duplicate.

          After careful  consideration  of  the  evidence  of  record,  the
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted 
          and the Administrator's order should be revoked.
            
          The Division's records reveal that the owner had filed another rent 
          restoration application seeking  restoration  of  the  same  rent
          reduction.  An order was issued on February 24, 1989 restoring the 
          rent in part based on an inspection that revealed that the bathroom 
          walls and ceilings  were  repaired  but  the  windows  were  not.
          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the order appealed herein 
          is a duplicate of a prior order and must be revoked.

          Therefore, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          New York City, it is

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

          ISSUED:


           
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                   
    

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