GERTZ PLAZA
                     92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                     JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.:FF510213RO     
Gertrude Bauer,                          RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                         DOCKET NO.:EJ510136OR     
                                         SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                            541-551 West 204 Street
                                            Apt. 3I
                                            New York, NY    

                           REVOKING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER               

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on May 21, 1991 concerning the 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.

            The owner commenced this proceeding on October 19, 1990 by filing an  
            application to restore rent based on the restoration of services and 
            the tenant's consent to same.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the application to the tenant.

            Thereafter, an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted on 
            February 21, 1991 by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the existence 
            of defective conditions.

            By an order dated May 21, 1991, the Administrator denied the owner's 

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that regular 
            exterminating services are being provided; that the tenant has to 
            avail of these services; that the tenant installed a partition in 
            the living room, causing peeling paint and plaster; and that all 
            other defective conditions were immediately repaired. The owner also 
            submitted a May 23, 1991 letter signed by the tenant indicating 
            completion of repairs.

            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
            the petition should be granted and that the Administrator's order 

            should be revoked.

            The record establishes that the tenant consented to the owner's rent 
            restoration application filed on October 19, 1990; that DHCR mailed 
            a copy of the application to the tenant; and that the tenant 
            apparently did not respond to DHCR's mailing.

            The record further shows that in this petition, the owner submitted 
            a May 23, 1991 letter signed by the tenant indicating completion of 
            repairs; that DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant; and 
            that the tenant apparently did not respond to DHCR's mailing.

            Based on the foregoing, the owner's petition is granted; the 
            Administrator's order is revoked; and rent is restored effective May 
            23, 1991 when the tenant acknowledged completion of repairs.

            The Commissioner notes that if the new conditions found by the 
            February 21, 1991 inspection still exist, the tenant may file a new 
            application to decrease rent based on a decrease of services.

            The Commissioner notes that the owner's rent restoration application 
            (FF510028OR) granted on January 30, 1992 is rendered moot by this  
            Order and Opinion.

            Rent arrears may be due the owner from the tenant as a result of 
            this Order and Opinion. Any arrears should be paid in monthly 
            installments which shall not exceed the amount of the monthly rent 
            reductions revoked herein.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted; 
            rent restoration is made effective May 23, 1991; and that the 
            Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked.


                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


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