Docket Number: FB-610265-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 610265-RO
                                            :  
             STADIUM REALTY CO.,               DRO DOCKET NOS.:      
                                               ZEG 610106-OR
                              PETITIONER    :  ZBS 003617-S
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 20, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  Petition
        for Administrative Review of an order issued on  February  8,  1991,
        concerning t e  housing  accommodations  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.

        On July 7, 1990, the owner commenced this proceeding  by  filing  an
        application to restore rent based on the restoration of services.

        On August 10, 1990, the tenant was mailed the owner's application.

        In its answer filed on August 21,  1990,  the  tenant  in  substance
        denied that services were restored.

        Thereafter on January 18, 1991, an inspection of the subject housing 
        accommodation was conducted by a DHCR inspector who  confirmed  that
        conditions upon which an  order  under  the  above-described  docket
        number was issued reducing the rent have been corrected.

        On February 8, 1991, the Administrator issued an order based on said 
        inspection finding that services have been  restored,  granting  the
        owner's application  and  restoring  rent  effective  "September  1,
        1991."

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the effective 
        date of rent restoration should be September 1, 1990, not  September
        1, 1991; and that rent restoration shall also apply to Apt. Nos. 5G, 
        4G and 6C - not only Apt. No. 5A.

        The Commissioner is of the opinion  that  this  petition  should  be
        granted in part.







          Docket Number: FB-610265-RO
        The record shows that the order appealed from is  based  on  a  rent
        reduction order under docket number ZBS-003617-S  arising  from  the
        original  complaint  of  the  tenant  from  Apt.  No.  5A.    Issues
        concerning Apt. Nos. 5G, 4G, and 6C of the subject premises were not 
        raised in this  original  complaint  and  were  not  raised  by  the
        petitioner-owner in the proceeding below.  The  petitioner-owner  is
        consequently precluded from raising for the first time these  issues
        on appeal.

        However, the owner is correct in asserting that the  effective  date
        should be September 1,  1990.   The  Administrator's  order  stating
        September  1,  1991  as  the  effective  date  appears   to   be   a
        typographical error.  A  rent  restoration  granted  to  an  owner's
        application to restore rent based on  restoration   of  services  is
        effective on the first rent payment date following the date when the 
        tenant was put on notice of the owner's application.  In this  case,
        the effective date in accordance with the owner's contention  should
        be September 1, 1990 because  the  tenant  was  mailed  the  owner's
        application on August 10, 1990.

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

        ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted  in
        part, and that the District 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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