DH210461RT
                                  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.: DH210461RT  
                     
                  RUTH GEER                                                  
                                                     RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                     DOCKET NO.: DB210096OR  
                                    PETITIONER
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On August 21, 1989, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on     
          August 8, 1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 2727 Ocean Parkway, Apt.# D-18, Brooklyn, 
          New York, wherein the Administrator determined that the owner's 
          application for a restoration of rent should be granted.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of 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.

          On February 24, 1989, the owner filed an application for 
          restoration of rent alleging that the services for which a rent 
          reduction order had been issued by the Rent Administrator on March 
          15, 1988, under Docket No. BE210198S, have been restored.  A prior 
          rent restoration application was denied (Docket No. CC210191OR) 
          based on a finding that the window moldings required grouting and 
          painting.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on July 19, 1989, revealed that repairs 
          to the window moldings throughout the apartment have been 
          completed.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the Rent Administrator erred by issuing the appealed order because 
          the Rent Administrator failed to consider the owner's failure to 
          restore terrace service, which was the subject of the Rent 
          Administrator's rent reduction order, under Docket No. BE210198S. 

          The petition was served on the owner on January 8, 1990.

          After careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, the 












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          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The owner, on proof restoration of those services which were the 
          subject of the Rent Administrator's reduction order is, by law, 
          entitled to an order of rent restoration.

          The record reveals that a rent reduction order was issued on March 
          15, 1988 (Docket No. BE210198S) listing three items requiring 
          repair:
                              1.   Bedroom window has a cracked pane and a water 
                         damaged sash.

                              2.   Eight newly installed windows require grouting and 
                         painting services.

                              3.   Outside terrace requires mortar, cement and 
                         grunting services.

          The owner's first rent restoration application (Docket No. 
          CC210191OR) was denied when an inspection revealed that repairs to 
          the window moldings had not been completed.  All other conditions 
          were found to have been corrected.  The tenant did not file a 
          petition for administrative review of the order which became a 
          final determination as to the issues resolved therein, leaving only 
          the question of repairs to the window molding had been completed 
          and the owner's rent restoration application was properly granted.  
          The issue of the condition with the terrace was determined in the 
          prior proceeding and was no longer and active issue.
               

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

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

          ISSUED:





                                                                            
                                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                       Deputy Commissioner

    

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