EK 110061-RO
           

                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  EK 110061-RO                
                    RICHARD ALBERT,               
                                                  RENT          ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      DF 110054-OR
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On November 7, 1990, the above-named owner filed a  petition  for
          administrative review of an order issued on October 25, 1990,  by
          a Rent Administrator concerning the housing  accommodation  known
          as Apartment 1-G, 93-49 222nd Street, Queens Village,  New  York,
          wherein rent was reduced due to a diminution of service.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion relevant to the  issues
          raised by the petition for review.

          On June 5, 1989 the subject owner filed  an  application  for  an
          application for a rent restoration based on his alleged  restora-
          tion of services.

          On July 28, 1989 the tenant interposed an  answer  to  the  owner
          wherein she alleged that services had not been restored.

          On September 13, 1990 a physical inspection of the subject apart 
          ment was carried out by the Division  of  Housing  and  Community
          Renewal (DHCR).  The inspector, in his  report,  noted  that  the
          complained of conditions were as alleged by the owner.

           



          On October 25, 1990 the Rent Administrator issued the order  here
          under review finding that a restoration of services had  occurred
          and restoring the tenant's rent  to  its  prior  level  effective
          August 1, 1989.

          In his petition for administrative review the owner requests that 
          the Rent Administrator's order  be  modified  to  the  extent  of
          changing the effective date to the date  of  the  original  order







          EK 110061-RO
          reducing the rent (November 9, 1988) alleging, in substance, that 
          the rent reduction was issued in error.

          After careful consideration the Commissioner is  of  the  opinion
          that this petition should be denied.

          The Commissioner notes that the owner's  application  to  restore
          the rent was filed on June 5,  1989,  that  the  application  was
          served upon the tenant on July 17, 1989.  The Rent  Administrator
          ordered the rent restored effective August 11, 1989 -  the  first
          rent payment date occurring subsequent to service on  the  tenant
          of the owners application.  It is further noted  that  the  owner
          has offered no evidence to indicate  that  service  was  restored
          prior to the filing of his application nor has the owner  offered
          any explanation as to why he waited nearly seven months in  order
          to file his application to restore the  rent.   Accordingly,  the
          Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly  ordered  rent
          restored effective August 1, 1989.

          It is additionally noted that the gravamen of t e  owner's  peti-
          tion is that rent should not  have  been  reduced  in  the  first
          instance and that the owner filed a petition  for  administrative
          review against the original rent reduction order.

          The owner is advised  that  this  order  and  opinion  is  issued
          without prejudice to the owner's rights as they  may  pertain  to
          that administrative review proceeding. 














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

          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.


          ISSUED:



                                                   
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner 
    

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