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.: AK 210059-RO
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: 312131-R
        ABRAM LANDAU,                                       CDR 24288
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On November 3, 1986 the abovenamed petitioner owner filed a  Petition  for
     Administrative Review against an order issued on October 14, 1986  by  the
     Rent Administrator of the Columbus Circle District Rent Office  concerning
     the housing accommodations known  as  3051  Ocean  Avenue,  Apartment  B4,
     Brooklyn.

     The (now former) tenant, Dorothy Augenbaum, who took occupancy on April 1, 
     1978 under a 2 year lease at a  rent  of  $155.00  filed  a  complaint  of
     overcharge on February 16, 1984.

     The herein appealed order of the Rent Administrator established an initial 
     stabilized rent of $136.56 pursuant to a  default  procedure  based  on  a
     finding that the owner failed to submit a full rental history and directed 
     a refund of $2122.25 including interest.

     In his petition the owner, in substance, alleges that the  Administrator's
     final notice of default was mailed to his former address even  though  the
     Administrator had notice of his  current  address;  that  the  complainant
     tenant was the first stabilized tenant; and that all tenants were proper.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted.

     The records of this agency bear out the owner's allegation as to  lack  of
     notice and also disclose the filing of an April  1978  report  of  vacancy
     decontrol for the apartment.

     The complainant tenant's initial rent of $155.00 was  within  fair  market
     rent appeal limits (the  1976  Maximum  Base  Rent  of  $140.90  plus  20%
     pursuant to Guideline 9 and updated Special Guideline 6b).

     The complainant tenant's subsequent lease rents of $178.25 as of April  1,
     1980 & 196.08 as of April 1, 1983 were also within guideline  limits  (15%
     and 10% for 3 year leases pursuant to Guidelines 11  &  14  respectively).
     Therefore, there have been no overcharges.

     If the owner has already complied  with  the  Administrator's  order,  any
     arrears resulting herefrom may be paid by the current tenant, to whom a 






          DOCKET NUMBER: AK 210059-RO
     copy of this order is being mailed, in 12 equal monthly installments.  Any 
     arrears from former tenants shall be payable immediately.

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

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted  and  that
     the order of the Rent Administrator be, and the same hereby is, revoked.

     ISSUED:











      
                                                                   
                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                           Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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