DOCKET NUMBER: AK-410423-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 NUMBER: AK-410423-RO
                                               :
          SULZBERGER-ROLFE                     :  D.R.O. DOCKET NO. CDR 24,087
          INCORPORATED - OWNER,                :                  
                                               :  TENANT:  BERNARD SIMON
                                   PETITIONER  :
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 

          On November 7, 1986, the above-named petitioner filed a  Petition
          for Administrative Review against an order issued on  October  7,
          1986 by the District Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, 
          New York, New York, concerning the housing  accommodations  known
          as 150 West End  Avenue,  Apartment  21-D,  New  York,  New  York
          wherein the Administrator directed the owner  to  roll  back  the
          rent and  to  refund  overcharges  in  the  amount  of  $1,635.88
          inclusive of excess  security  and  interest  on  the  overcharge
          collected on or after April 1, 1984.

          The tenant commenced the proceeding  by  filing  a  complaint  of
          general overcharge.

          The complaint was served on the owner, along with a request for a 
          complete rental history of the subject apartment  from  its  base
          date.

          The owner complied with the request, submitting a complete set of 
          leases and a complete rental history.

          In the order here under review, the Administrator established the 
          lawful stabilized rent as of November 1, 1984 through October 31, 
          1986 at $754.53 and directed the owner to roll back the  rent  to
          the  lawful  stabilized  amount  and  to  refund  overcharges  of
          $1,635.88.

          In its appeal, the owner seeks  to  reverse  the  Administrator's
          order and contends that the Administrator  erred  in  calculating
          the lawful stabilized rent  by  1)  failing  to  allow  for  fuel
          adjustment increases pursuant to Rent Guidelines Order Number 
          10b, 2) by failing to allow the  electrical  inclusion  allowance
          pursuant to Guidelines Order Number 13,  and  3)  by  incorrectly
          listing tenant's rent at $714.40 instead  of  $719.40.   Included
          with the appeal is the owner's rent calculation chart which shows 
          the allegedly correctly calculated stabilization rent.

          Although afforded the opportunity to do so, the tenant failed  to
          reply to the petition.

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of  the  opinion






          DOCKET NUMBER: AK-410423-RO
          that this petition should be granted.

          Rent Guidelines Order 10b was a special fuel adjustment increase, 
          collectible starting March 1,  1979  from  tenants  whose  leases
          commenced  between  July  1,  1978  and  June  30,  1979.    Rent
          Guidelines Order Number 13 provided for a 4% electrical inclusion 
          increase.

          Review of  the  submitted  materials  discloses  that  the  owner
          indicated in its answer  that  both  heat  and  electricity  were
          owner-provided.  The information, however, was not considered  by
          the Administrator in its determination.  With respect to the fuel 
          adjustment, the lease at issue,  a  three-year  lease  commencing
          November 1, 1978, entitled the owner to a fuel adjustment of  one
          half percent  or  $2.98  beginning  March  1,  1979  through  the
          expiration of the lease.  Since electricity was included  in  the
          rent  the  owner  was  entitled  to  a  four  percent  electrical
          inclusion  increase  under  Guidelines  Order  Number  13.    The
          Commissioner notes that the rent was incorrectly  listed  in  the
          order.

          Accordingly,  the   Commissioner   has   recomputed   the   legal
          stabilization rent and the  overcharges  collected  in  the  rent
          calculation chart attached hereto and made a part of the order.

          If the owner has already complied with the Administrator's  order
          and there are arrears due to the owner as a result of the instant 
          determination, the tenant shall  be  permitted  to  pay  off  the
          arrears in twelve equal monthly installments.  Should the  tenant
          vacate after the issuance of this order, or have already vacated, 
          said arrears shall be payable immediately.

          This order may, upon the expiration of the period  in  which  the
          owner may institute a proceedi g  pursuant  to  Article  seventy-
          eight of the Civil Practice Law and Rules,  be  enforced  by  the
          tenant against the  owner  by  offsetting  the  overcharge  found
          herein against any rent thereafter due the owner not in excess of 
          twenty percent thereof per month.  


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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  granted
          and the Rent Administrator's order be, and  the  same  hereby  is
          modified in accordance with the Order and Opinion.


          ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                             Deputy Commissioner









































                                               ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                                COVERING MEMORANDUM


          ARB Docket No.:  AK-410423-RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.:  CDR 24,087

          Tenant(s): BERNARD SIMON        

          Owner:  SULZBERGER-ROLFE INCORPORATED

          Code Section:  RENT GUIDELINES BOARD ORDER NUMBERS 10B, 13

          Premises:  150 WEST END AVENUE, APARTMENT 21-D, NEW YORK, NY


          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          The administrator did not include a fuel adjustment  increase  and  an
          electrical inclusion increase.  The Commissioner  has  recomputed  the
          legal stabilization rent and the overcharges to be refunded.










          DOCKET NUMBER: AK-410423-RO
          APPROVED:

          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            

          Unit Director:                                                   

          Deputy Counsel:                                                  

          Deputy Commissioner:                                             


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


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