FA 110009 RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FA 110009 RT
               FAY BASS                           DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: ED 110178 OR

                    On December 31, 1990 the above named petitioner-tenant 
          filed a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the 
          Rent Administrator issued December 18, 1990.  The order concerned 
          housing accommodations known as Apt 3L located at 175-20 Wexford 
          Terrace, Jamaica, N.Y.  The Administrator ordered the legal 
          regulated rent restored.

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               The owner commenced this proceeding by filing a rent 
          restoration application on April 30, 1990.  In that application the 
          owner stated that services for which a rent reduction order was 
          issued on March 23, 1990 (Docket No. ZCK 110358 S) had been 
          restored.  The rent reduction order had found paint flakes missing 
          from the lower living room closet.

               The tenant was served with a copy of the complaint and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond.  She filed a response on May 
          29, 1990 urging that the owner's application be denied.  She stated 
          that there have been violations on record since August 10, 1988 by 
          the N.Y.C. Dept. of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD) for 
          defective conditions in her apartment and on May 11, 1990 an HPD 
          inspector found that no repairs had been done.

               On June 4, 1990 the tenant submitted a copy of a letter from 
          HPD to an elected official stating that as a result of an 
          inspection of the subject apartment on May 11, 1990, three 
          violations were reported.

               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the 
          apartment which was conducted on December 7, 1990.  The inspector 

          FA 110009 RT

          found no evidence of flaking paint on the lower left side of the 
          living room closet.  The Administrator ordered the rent restored 
          effective June 1, 1990.

               On appeal the tenant continues to maintain that services have 
          not been restored and that HPD inspectors have found that there are 
          leaks in her apartment, including the closet in question.

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

               The rent restoration order appealed herein was based on the 
          results of a physical inspection which found that the condition 
          which was the subject of the rent reduction order had been 
          corrected.  The tenant has not submitted any evidence to establish 
          that the order should be revoked.  Copies of the HPD violations and 
          the May 11, 1990 HPD inspection referred to be the tenant were not 
          submitted, making it impossible to determine if the same conditions 
          were involved.  In the absence of any contradictory evidence, the 
          Administrator properly relied on the December 7, 1990 report of the 
          DHCR inspector which corroborated the owner's assertion that all 
          necessary repairs had been completed.  Accordingly, the 
          Administrator's order is affirmed.

               This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's right 
          to file a new complaint if there are recurrent leaks or other 
          conditions that the owner has failed to repair.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 

               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.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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