FK 110116-RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433



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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  FK 110116-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                    DOCKET NO.: 
                  MOHAMMAD A. MALIK,              FD 110055-OR
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  134-37 Maple Avenue
                                                  Apt. 1-G
                                   PETITIONER     Flushing, New York    
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW  


          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for  administrative
          review of an order issued concerning  the  housing  accommodation
          relating to the above described docket number.

          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 this  proceeding  by  filing  an  application
          asserting that it had restored and was maintaini g  certain  ser-
          vices in the subject building.  The tenant signed  a  consent  to
          rent restoration noting that service was  restored  on  March  5,
          1991.  Attached to the application was a work order stating  that
          the work had been completed also signed by the tenant  and  dated
          March 5, 1991.  The owner also attached a March 21,  1991  letter
          to the tenant from the DHCR  Compliance  Bureau  referring  to  a
          March 7, 1991 telephone conversation wherein the tenant  informed
          the DHCR that the owner had complied with directives  to  restore
          services.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject premises was conducted by 
          a DHCR inspector who found that certain  services  had  not  been
          restored.


          In his petition for administrative review, the owner  states,  in
          substance, that the application should have  been  granted  based
          upon the tenant's consent.  Attached to the petition is a copy of 
          a court stipulation signed by both parties' counsels acknow-
          ledging a restoration of services on March 5, 1991.

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






          FK 110116-RO

          The Commissioner finds that the record contains numerous items of 
          evidence, clearly a preponderance, which  indicate  the  tenant's
          consent to a rent restoration.  It  is  further  noted  that  the
          tenant did not oppose the  owner's  application  or  the  owner's
          petition although afforded the opportunity to  do  so.   Further,
          the Commissioner notes that the court stipulation was signed with 
          the benefit of counsel.   Accordingly  the  Commissioner  directs
          that rent be restored effective May 1, 1991.

          The Commissioner notes that the DHCR inspection of September  24,
          1991  is  of  evidentiary  value  in  that  it  is  probative  of
          conditions existing on that date.   Accordingly,  this  order  is
          issued without prejudice to  the  tenant's  rights  as  they  may
          pertain to a de novo application for a rent reduction based on  a
          diminution of services.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code, it is,

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted,
          and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby  is,
          modified to the extent of restoring the  rent  effective  May  1,
          1991.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                   JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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