FG 110287-RT
                                  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.:   
                                                  FG 110287-RT             
                        FAY BASS,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      FC 110185-OR
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             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                 AFTER RECONSIDERATION
                                           

           This determination is issued pursuant to the Deputy Commissioner's 
           order dated March 17, 1992 granting the tenant's request for recon- 
           sideration and reopening of Administrative Review Docket No. FG 
           110287-RT.

           The underlying rent reduction order (AG 110050-S) dated April 24, 
           1987 had reduced the rent based on the following findings:

                1.   Entrance door was drafty.
                2.   The painting throughout the apartment was done 
                     in an unworkmanlike manner.
                3.   Blinds in the bedroom were cracked and,
                4.   That the bathroom sink was cracked.  

           The tenant previously conceded that blinds were replaced.  In 
           addition, the apartment entrance door and sink conditions were 
           found to have been restored in the September 14, 1990 order under 
           Docket No. DK 110058-OR, which the tenant did not appeal, and which 
           therefore became final.  According, the only issue remaining to be 
           resolved in the instant restoration proceeding concerned the 
           painting of the apartment.

           The record shows that the Commissioner's order (FG 110287-RT), 
           herein under reconsideration, upheld a rent restoration order (FC 
           110185-OR) based on a DHCR inspection conducted on June 12, 1991.  
           The inspector had reported that there was no evidence of peeling 
           paint and plaster throughout the apartment and no evidence of 
           defective blinds.  













          FG 110287-RT



           In the request for reconsideration, the tenant contended that the 
           inspector did not conduct a valid inspection.  As the inspector was 
           on leave because of illness, and was not expected to return, a more 
           complete factual account could not be obtained from the inspector.  

           Consequently the tenant's request was granted on March 17, 1992, 
           specifically noting that nothing in the order granting reconsidera- 
           tion should be construed as a finding that the inspector had acted 
           improperly in any way.

           After careful consideration the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
           the Administrator's order of February 25, 1992, upholding the rent 
           restoration should be affirmed.

           A review of related and contemporaneous proceedings involving the 
           same tenant reveals adequate substantiation for the restoration 
           order appealed herein.  In another inspection of the tenant's 
           apartment on February 13, 1991 in regard to other proceedings
           (CG 110042-S, DI 110048-S, EH 110044-NC) two other inspectors than 
           the one which the tenant complained about in the reconsideration 
           request found the apartment to have been painted in a workmanlike 
           manner.

           Moreover, the same inspector visited the apartment on the same day 
           (June 12, 1991) for another rent restoration proceeding (FC 110164- 
           OR).  His report for that proceeding stated that the blinds in the 
           bedroom, living room and bedroom were not defective, the new door 
           had been painted, and there was no evidence of cracks, water 
           stains, leak damage or peeling paint and plaster throughout the 
           apartment.  Based on that report, the owner's application to 
           restore the rent that had been reduced in the order issued in 
           Docket No. CG 110042-S was granted.  The tenant did not file a 
           petition for administrative review of that order.  

           There is therefore sufficient independent evidence to sustain the 
           finding in the order appealed herein that all services for which 
           the rent was reduced have been restored even if circumstances 
           surrounding the June 12, 1991 inspection cannot be fully investi- 
           gated.


           THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili- 
           zation Law and Code, it is,













          FG 110287-RT


           ORDERED, that the Commissioner's order denying the tenant's 
           petition for administrative review and upholding the Adminis- 
           trator's rent restoration order be, and the same hereby is, 
           affirmed.


           ISSUED:



                                                                            
                                                 JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                 Acting Deputy Commissioner






    

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