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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: ED410200RT

               William P. Short III,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: DI410029OR


          On April 10, 1990, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          March 5, 1990, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 44 West 62nd Street, Apt. 26-E, New York, 
          N.Y., wherein the Administrator granted the owner's rent 
          restoration application based upon a finding that apartment 
          painting services have been restored.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issue by the administrative appeal.  

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly granted 
          the owner's application.

          On September 6, 1989, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration alleging that painting services for which a rent 
          reduction order had been issued by the Administrator on January 21, 
          1986, under Docket No. LS003044S had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that 
          although the owner painted the subject apartment, it did so in an 
          unworkmanlike manner.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on February 12, 1990, revealed that the 
          apartment was painted in a workmanlike manner.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserts, in pertinent part, that 
          the Rent Administrator's order should be modified to state that the 


          rent is not restored until all other outstanding rent reduction 
          orders are also restored.

          The petition was served on the owner on May 22, 1990.

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

          The record shows that the Rent Administrator granted the owner's 
          restoration application based upon the results of the DHCR 
          inspection, held on February 12, 1990, which determined that 
          apartment painting services had been restored.

          Moreover, a review of the petition reveals that the tenant does not 
          deny that painting services were restored by the owner.

          The parties are advised, however, that the language in the instant 
          order providing for restoration of the rent to the level in effect 
          prior to the rent reduction "plus subsequent lawful increases" 
          means that no rent adjustment occurs if there are other outstanding 
          rent reduction orders for which rent restoration has not yet been 
          granted.  There are no "subsequent lawful increases" if other rent 
          reduction orders were issued and remain in effect. 

          Accordingly, the Administrator's order is consistent with the 
          evidence in the record and the Administrator properly issued the 
          appealed order.    

          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.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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