Docket Number: FB-110104-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 110104 RO
                                         :  
        QUALITY AND RUSKIN ASSOCIATES/      DRO DOCKET NO.: EJ 110197-OR
        THE ARGO CORP.,                                     DF 110474-S
                           PETITIONER    : 
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 
                       AND MODIFYING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER 

     On  February  8,  1991,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  Petition   for
     Administrative Review against an order issued on January 17, 1991  by  the
     District Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodations relating 
     to the above-described docket number.  

     This administrative appeal is being determined pursuant to the  provisions
     of 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

     The issue herein is whether the Administrator's order is warranted.

     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 administrative appeal.

     On September 17, 1990, the owner filed  an  application  to  restore  rent
     based on the restoration of services.

     On October 5,  1990,  the  tenant  answered  the  owner's  application  by
     admitting that repairs were made on September 5, 1990.

     Based on the tenant's statement of consent, the Administrator  issued  the
     order appealed from, that services had been restored.  However, the  order
     does not indicate whether the application has been granted or not.

     In this petition, the owner alleges that the Administrator  "neglected  to
     grant application and restore rent notwithstanding a finding that services 
     were being maintained."

     In reply, the tenant states that because the rent was not reduced for lack 
     of services, there should be no restoration of rent.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should  be  granted
     and the Administrator's order modified.

     The record shows that notwithstanding a finding that services  were  being
     maintained,  the  order  appealed  from  does  not  indicate  whether  the
     application to restore rent is granted  or  not.   The  Commissioner  thus
     finds that the order should be modified to grant the  application  and  to
     restore the legal rent.  Because the tenant was put on notice  and  admits
     that services were restored on September 5,  1990,  the  rent  restoration






          Docket Number: FB-110104-RO
     shall be effective on the first rent payment date subsequent to the  month
     when the tenant was put on  notice  of  the  restored  services,  i.e.  on
     October 1, 1990.  

     The Commissioner notes that although the tenant alleges that there  should
     be no rent restoration because rent was not reduced for lack of  services,
     this allegation is without  bearing  to  the  correctness  of  the  Docket
     Numbers in this petition which involved orders reducing rent and restoring 
     rent.

     THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 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,  modified  in
     accordance with this Order and Opinion.

     ISSUED:




                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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