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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FH210362RT

                       MOYSEY EPPEL               RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: FD210018OR


          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on August 13, 1991 concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 2822 Brighton 8th Street, Apartment A10, 
          New York, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the 
          owner's application to restore rent previously reduced on February 
          7, 1991, per Docket No. EJ210426S.  A copy of the petition was 
          served on the owner.

          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 petition.

          The owner commenced the proceedings by filing a rent restoration 
          application asserting that the conditions that furnished the 
          predicate for the rent reduction had been corrected and warranted 
          a restoration of the rent.

          In an answer, the tenant, in pertinent part, asserted that not all 
          required repairs had been completed.

          An inspection conducted on May 1, 1991 by a DHCR inspector 
          confirmed that the apartment and building door bells were operative 
          and that a bathtub stopper had been provided.

          The Rent Administrator, therefore, granted the application and 
          restored the rent effective May 1, 1991.


          In the petition, the tenant requests that the Administrator's order 
          be reversed on the grounds that certain conditions cited in the 
          complaint of the underlying rent reduction proceedings had not been 

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

          The only relevant inquiry in rent restoration proceedings is 
          whether the owner has corrected defective condition cited in the 
          underlying rent reduction order and restored the services.  Relying 
          on the report of the DHCR inspector, the Administrator determined 
          that the services were provided, and that, therefore, a rent 
          restoration was warranted.

          The tenant's request below and on appeal, to consider conditions 
          alleged in the complaint but not contained in the rent reduction 
          order, are more properly the subject of a tenant challenge has long 
          passed, the tenant is not entitled to further relief.

          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 

          ISSUED:   JULY 13, 1993

                                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


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