Adm. Rev. Docket No: FE 110188-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.: FE 110188-RO 
                                            :  
             RICHARD ALBERT,                   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: EJ 110126-OR/
                              PETITIONER    :              DE 110479-S
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May 13, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  petition  for
        administrative  review  of  an  order  issued  on  April  23,   1991
        concerning t e  housing  accommodations  relating  to   the   above-
        described docket number.  

        The Administrative  Appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provision of Section 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of the Rent  Stabilization
        Code.

        The issue herein is whether the effective date  of  the  restoration
        order is correct.

        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 October 18, 1990, the owner commenced this proceeding  by  filing
        an application to restore rent based on the restoration of services. 

        The tenant was informed of the owner's application  on  November  1,
        1990.  Though duly notified to do so, the tenant failed to respond.

        Although a March 5, 1991 inspection found defective bell and  buzzer
        and evidence of roaches in the subject apartment,  it  appears  from
        other DHCR records, particularly under Docket Nos.  BB-130149-RT  et
        al. and ZQCS000151-B, that the matter of bell and buzzer  is  not  a
        required/essential   service   for   subject   building   and   that
        extermination service is being provided to the tenant upon request.

        Thus, the Administrator issued this order  appealed  from,  granting
        the owner's application and restoring  rent  effective  December  1,
        1990.

        In this petition, the owner contends that this order restoring  rent
        effective December 1, 1990 should be revised to have the effective 
        date back to the date of the original reduction order, i.e.  July 1, 
        1989.

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

        In a rent  stabilized  apartment,  the  effective  date  of  a  rent







        Adm. Rev. Docket No: FE 110188-RO
        restoration order is on the month following the date when the tenant 
        was served the owner's application.  In this case,  the  tenant  was
        mailed the owner's application on November  1,  1990.   Accordingly,
        the Administrator properly  determined  the  effective  date  to  be
        December 1, 1990.

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

        ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied,  and
        that the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
        is, affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner


    

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