GG110131ROC
                                  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.:   
                                                  GG110131RO         
                   
                     YU HWA SUN,                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S      
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                                  FJ110192OR
                                   PETITIONER                           
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On July 28, 1992, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on June 25, 1992, by 
          the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodation known 
          as 41-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY, Apartment D-2, wherein the 
          Administrator denied the owner's application for rent restoration, 
          based upon an inspection of the premise on May 7, 1992, which 
          disclosed that not all repairs had been made.  Specifically, the 
          inspection revealed evidence of roaches and mice and that the left 
          window top sash in the bedroom was painted shut.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
          has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
          issues raised by the administrative appeal.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly denied 
          the owner's application for rent restoration based upon a finding 
          that services were not fully restored.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted, in effect, that the 
          remaining conditions shown by the inspection to be uncorrected 
          were, in fact, addressed in a workmanlike manner.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          A review of the file reveals that although there is evidence that 
          the superintendent opened the bedroom window's left top sash and 
          that the tenant signed a work order attesting that the owner had 














          corrected the pest control problem in the subject apartment; both 
          conditions were corrected after the issuance of the Rent Adminis- 
          trator's order on June 25, 1992.

          The owner's petition clearly states that "The superintendent Mr. 
          Rodolfo Niquio opened the bedroom left side window top sash on July 
          23, 1992".

          Moreover, the work order adduced by the owner, on appeal, shows 
          that extermination services were rendered by the Robert 
          Exterminating Co. on July 22, 1992.

          The Commissioner finds, therefore, that the owner did not correct 
          the deficient service conditions prior to the issuance of the 
          appealed order.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner further finds that the Administrator 
          properly based his determination on the entire record, including 
          the results of the on-site inspection conducted on May 7, 1992, and 
          that the director properly denied the owner's application to 
          restore the rent upon determining that the owner had failed to 
          fully restore services.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabiliza- 
          tion Law and Code, it is

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


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner

    

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