DH410287RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: DH410287RT

                    Joanne Rosen,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CK410054OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On August 16, 1989, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on July 17, 
          1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 111 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y., Apt. 6-B, 
          wherein the Administrator granted the owner's application for a 
          restoration of rent, effective December 1, 1988.

          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 December 1, 
          1988.

          On September 23, 1988, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration alleging that all services which were the subject of 
          the rent reduction order of March 16, 1988, under Docket No. 
          BG410876S, had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that 
          contrary to the owner's statement in the application, services were 
          not fully restored.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on May 1, 1989, revealed that the 
          bathroom pipes have been repaired and that the toilet water 
          pressure is adequate.


          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the Rent Administrator erred by restoring the rent, effective 












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          December 1, 1988, because some of the services were restored after 
          December 1, 1988.

          The petition was served on the owner on November 20, 1989 and on 
          December 21, 1989, the owner filed an answer to the petition 
          stating that all services have been restored in a workmanlike 
          manner.

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

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

          The tenant's petition on appeal does not challenge the Rent 
          Administrator's determination that the owner restored services, but 
          rather attacks the propriety of the December 1, 1988 rent 
          restoration effective date.

          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 served on the subject rent stabilized tenant on 
          November 25, 1988.

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

          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 order of the Rent Administrator be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.
            

          ISSUED:

                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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