CH110086RO
                                  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.: CH110086RO
                               
            KANSAS LEASING CORPORATION               RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                     DOCKET NO.: CA110118OR

                                  PETITIONER
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on August 2, 1988, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 134-20 87th Avenue, Apartment #6E, Queens, 
          New York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the owner's 
          application to restore rent previously reduce per Docket No. 
          BB110116S.

          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 the proceedings by filing a rent restoration 
          application, received by the Rent Administrator on January 19, 
          1988, and served on the tenant on March 1, 1988.

          Based on the results of a DHCR inspection and the tenant's 
          statement confirming the owner's claim of repairs, the Rent 
          Administrator issued an order on August 2, 1988 granting the owner 
          a rent restoration, effective April 1, 1988, the first day of the 
          month following service of the application on the tenant.

          In the petition for administrative review the owner contends that 
          the rent restoration should have been effective February 1, 1988, 
          the first day of the month following the filing of the owner's 
          application to restore rent, rather than April 1, 1988.

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

          Section 2522.2 of the Rent Stabilization Code state that "The legal 
          regulated rent shall be adjusted effective the first rent payment 
          date occurring 30 days after the filing of the application, unless 
          otherwise set forth in the order....."












          CH110086RO



          The Rent Administrator properly restored the rent effective April 
          1, 1988, which was the first rent payment day after DHCR informed 
          the tenant of the owner's application, in accordance with DHCR 
          policy and practice to provide the tenant the due process notice of 
          the owner's application to which the tenant is entitled.

          In this regard, the underlying rent reduction order also followed 
          similar DHCR policy and practice.  The effective date of the 
          underlying rent reduction was the first rent payment day after DHCR 
          informed the owner of the tenant's complaint.

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

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

          ISSUED:




                                                                            
                                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                       Deputy Commissioner




    

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