FL 430181 RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FL 430181 RO
                                                  DISTRICT RENT
               AVAL COMPANY                       ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: EL 430128 OR


                    On December 16, 1991 the above named petitioner-owner 
          filed a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the 
          Rent Administrator issued December 4, 1991.  The order concerned 
          housing accommodations located at 1582 First Avenue, New York, N.Y.  
          The Administrator denied the owner's application for rent 

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

               The owner commenced this proceeding on November 2, 1990 by 
          filing an Application to Restore Rent wherein it alleged that it 
          had restored all services for which a rent reduction order, bearing 
          Docket No. DB 530014-B, had been issued. 

               The tenants was served with copies of the application  and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond.                                
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on July 18, 1991 and 
          revealed that the building entrance door knob was missing.  On 
          September 20, 1991 the Administrator sent the owner a notice which 
          stated the results of the inspection and afforded the owner 20 days 
          to substantiate completion of repairs.  The owner failed to 
               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          December 4, 1991 and denied the application based on the report of 
          the DHCR inspector.  The Commissioner notes that the record 
          contains a letter from the owner's counsel, dated December 5, 1991, 
          which requested reconsideration of the order here under review.  

          FL 430181 RO

          The owner stated that, on January 2, 1991, the Administrator had 
          issued an order bearing Docket No EB 430111 OR, which restored the 
          rents reduced in Order No. DB 530014 B for all rent regulated 
          tenants in the building and that the owner had filed a second rent 
          restoration application in error.  The owner stated that the order 
          here under review should therefore be revoked.

               On appeal the owner restates that the Administrator's January 
          2, 1991 order restoring rent made this proceeding moot and, 
          accordingly, that the Commissioner should revoke the order here 
          under review.  After careful review of the evidence in the record 
          as well as review of the record in the proceeding bearing Docket 
          No. EB 430111 OR, the Commissioner is of the opinion that the 
          petition should be granted and the order here under review should 
          be revoked.

               The owner is correct in stating that rents were restored in 
          the January 2, 1991 order wherein it was determined that all 
          conditions for which a rent reduction had been ordered in DB 530014 
          B had been corrected, including the entrance door knob.  The 
          issuance of that order, 11 months before the issuance of the order 
          here under review, made this proceeding moot and it was error for 
          the order appealed herein, denying the owner's rent restoration 
          application, to have been issued.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations it is 

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


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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