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                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: GB210106RO

                    Trump Management Co.
                                                                            
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: FE210069OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on February 3, 1992, concerning the 
          housing accommodations known as 3310 Nostrand Avenue, Apt. 505, 
          Brooklyn, New York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the 
          owner's rent restoration application.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an application to 
          restore rent previously reduced under Docket No. CD210213S.  The 
          owner asserted that it had restored all services for which the rent 
          reduction order was issued and that the tenant consented.  The 
          tenant signed the consent portion of the application.  The owner's 
          previous rent restoration application per Docket No. EH210156OR had 
          been denied.

          The tenant filed an answer asserting only that the owner had not 
          complied with that portion of the Rent Administrator's order 
          directing the owner to reduce the rent.

          Thereafter, the DHCR conducted an inspection.  The inspector 
          reported that there was evidence of water stains, falling plaster 
          and a large hole in the shower stall ceiling, and that there were 
          dirt stains and spaces between slats on the living room wood floor.  
          Other services were found to have been restored.

          The Rent Administrator denied the owner's rent restoration 
          application based on the inspector's observations.


          In the petition for administrative review the owner argues, in 
          pertinent part, that the owner's rent restoration application 












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          should have been granted based on the fact that the tenant had 
          consented to the owner's application to restore rent by signing it, 
          and that the tenant had acknowledged in prior compliance 
          proceedings that the repairs had been made.

          In an answer, the tenant reiterates that the owner ignored the Rent 
          Administrator's directive to reduce the tenant's rent and contends 
          that, in fact, several services are not provided, but does not 
          otherwise dispute the owner's contention that the tenant had 
          previously acknowledged that the owner had restored services. 

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

          The tenant signed the statement of consent on the back of the 
          owner's application.  The tenant's answer did not raise questions 
          regarding the restoration of services, but only a question of rent 
          overcharge.  

          Under the circumstances described above, the DHCR normally restores 
          the rent without conducting an inspection.  The record does not 
          reveal any facts to account for the variance herein from normal 
          processing.

          In light of the record, the Rent Administrator should have granted 
          the owner's application, and should have restored the rent 
          effective June 1, 1991, which was the first day of the month 
          following service of the owner's application on the tenant.

          If rent arrears are due the owner from the tenant as a result of 
          this order, arrears may be offset against refunds or overcharges 
          due the tenant from the owner from the underlying rent reduction 
          order.  If further arrears remain, they may be paid by the tenant 
          in equal monthly installments at the amount of the underlying 
          monthly rent reduction.  If, on the other hand, the tenant paid  
          excess rent it shall be credited to the tenant, in full, commencing 
          with the rental payment immediately following the issuance of this 
          order.  










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

          ORDERED, that this petition be granted and that the Rent 






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          Administrator's order be amended to restore the legal regulated 
          rent effective June 1, 1991.


                  
          ISSUED:



                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  






    

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