DOCKET NO. AJ-110380-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. AJ-110380-RO
                                               :
          ORIN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION,         :  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               :  DOCKET NO. Q 3120567-R
                                               :                  
                                               :  
                                   PETITIONER  :
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On October 23, 1986, the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          petition  for  administrative  review  of  an  order  issued   on
          September 19, 1986 by a District  Rent  Administrator  concerning
          the housing accommodations known as          137-59 70th  Avenue,
          Flushing, New York, Apartment No. 12-B.

          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 petition for review.

          On  March  27,  1984  the  tenant  filed  a  complaint  of   rent
          overcharge.  Pursuant to the agency's demand, the owner submitted 
          a complete rental history to the Base Rent Date.

          On September 19, 1986 the District Rent Administrator issued  the
          order here under review, finding  that  a  small  overcharge  had
          occurred and directing the owner to roll back the rent and refund 
          the overcharge.

          In its petition for administrative review, the owner asserts,  in
          substance, that the District Rent Administrator  failed  to  note
          that the rent was increased by 17  percent,  to  $305.19,  rather
          than by fifteen percent, to $299.98,  pursuant  to  a  three-year
          lease renewal commencing July 1, 1980.







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

          The record shows that the lease renewal for July 1, 1980 to  June
          30, 1983 period was executed before Guideline Order  No.  12  was
          promulgated, and provided for only a  fifteen  percent  increase,
          from $260.85 to $299.98 per month.  However,  the  lease  renewal
          stated that the  rent  provided  for  in  the  renewal  could  be






          DOCKET NO. AJ-110380-RO
          increased effective as of the first day of the renewal period  in
          the event the Rent Guidelines Board were to adjust the applicable 
          rent increase levels.  Subsequent to the execution of  the  lease
          renewal, the  Rent  Guidelines  Board  promulgated  Order  No.13,
          which allowed a seventeen percent increase for three-year renewal 
          leases.  The record indicates that the owner  actually  collected
          $305.19 per month, based on that seventeen-percent increase.  The 
          subsequent lease increase was correctly calculated.  Accordingly, 
          no overcharge occurred, and the Commissioner is  of  the  opinion
          that the order of  the  District  Rent  Administrator  should  be
          revoked.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  Rent  Stabilization  Law  and
          Code and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted,
          and that the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked, and it is 

          FURTHER ORDERED, that the tenant may repay any  arrears  in  rent
          arising as a  result  of  this  order  in  twelve  equal  monthly
          installments commencing with the next rent payment date.


          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                             Deputy Commissioner







                                               ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                                COVERING MEMORANDUM


          ARB Docket No.:  AJ-110380-RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.:  Q 3120567-R

          Tenant(s): REXINE LODATO
                         
          Owner:  ORIN MANAGEMENT CORPORATION

          Code Section:  

          Premises:  137-59 70TH AVENUE, FLUSHING, NY, APARTMENT NO. 12-B.


          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The District Rent Administrator  made  a  calculation  error  in  this
          overcharge proceeding.  The error is corrected.






          APPROVED:

          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            

          Bureau Chief:                                                    

          Deputy Counsel:                                                  

          Deputy Commissioner:                                             


          Mailed copies of Order and Determination to:
                         Tenant(s)            
                         Owner                
                         Tenant's Atty.       
                         Owner's Atty.        


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