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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: DJ110384RT
          PAUL FERA                               RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: DE110056OR

               On October 27, 1989 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued on October 3, 1989. The order concerned 
          housing accommodations known as Apt 3L located at 1727 Himrod 
          Street, Ridgewood, N.Y.  The Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application.  

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               The owner commenced this proceeding on May 19, 1989 by filing 
          an application for rent restoration and alleged, in sum, that it 
          had restored all services for which a rent reduction order (Docket 
          No. BG110847S) had been issued.  The Commissioner notes that the 
          Administrator reduced the rent based on findings of window sashes 
          in need of painting, loose bedroom window sash and defective 
          kitchen floor tiles.

               The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant submitted a signed 
          consent statement on July 17, 1989, wherein he acknowledged that 
          the owner had made the repairs set forth in the application.
               The Administrator issued the order being appealed on      
          October 3, 1989 and granted the owner's application 

               On appeal the tenant states that the repairs made by the owner 
          were not properly done and that he was forced to repair the windows 
          and paint the sashes.  The petition was served on the owner on 
          January 23, 1990.  The owner filed a response on February 6,1990 
          and stated, in sum, that the tenant admitted that repairs had been 
          completed and that the petition should be dismissed.


               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner finds that the Administrator correctly issued 
          the order being appealed based on the tenant's consent statement.  
          The tenant's assertions on appeal have not rebutted the statement 
          nor does the tenant explain why he signed the statement in the 
          absence of restoration of services.  The order being appealed is 

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it 

               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.


                                             LULA M. ANDERSON  
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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