FB 410186-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
APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:
                                        FB 410186-RO
       PARCEL ONE COMPANY,
                                        DRO DOCKET NO.:
                        PETITIONER      EE 420076-OR
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  ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                
                                
On  February 2O, 1991, the above named petitioner-owner  filed  a
Petition  for Administrative Review against an order of the  Rent
Administrator  issued  January 16,  1991.   The  order  concerned
housing accommodations known as Apartment 10-D located at 35 East
84th  Street, New York, New York.  The Administrator ordered  the
apartment rent restored effective February 1, 1991.

The  owner commenced this proceeding on May 9, 1990 by filing  an
application to restore the rent of Apartment 10-D.  The rent  was
previously reduced $24.50 per month by Order issued on April  27,
1987  (Docket No. ZAC 420443-S) based on decreased  services.   A
physical inspection of the apartment was conducted on December 4,
1990.  That inspection revealed:

          1.No evidence of defective windows throughout  the
          apartment and
          
          2.No  evidence  of peeling paint  and  plaster  in
          master bedroom.
          
The Administrator ordered the rent restored effective February 1,
1991.

On appeal the owner takes issue with the effective date chosen by
the  Administrator.  Petitioner cites 9 NYCRR 2522.2 for the pro-
position  that  the  legal  regulated   rent  shall  be  adjusted
effective the first rent payment date occurring 30 days after the
filing  of the application.  The petitioner argues that  July  1,
1990  was the proper effective date for restoration.  The  tenant
did not file a response.


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

Petitioner's  reliance  on  9 NYCRR 2522.2  is  incorrect.   That
regulation  is  a  portion of the Rent Stabilization  Code.   The
subject  apartment is rent controlled.  Therefore, the provisions
of  9  NYCRR  2522.2 are inapplicable to the instant facts.   For
rent  controlled apartments, the relevant regulation is  9  NYCRR
2202.2  which provides that an order increasing or decreasing  of
maximum rent may not be effective prior to the date on which  the
order  is  issued.   In  accordance  with  this  regulation,  the
Administrator  properly  ordered  the  rent  restoration  to   be
effective February 1, 1991.


THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

ORDERED,  that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied
and  the  Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby  is,
affirmed.


ISSUED:




ELLIOT SANDER
                                         Deputy Commissioner
    

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