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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, NEW YORK 11433


          ----------------------------------x     ADMINIST5ATIVE REVIEW
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     DOCKET NO.:
          APPEAL OF                               AL 110753-RO   
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                 YELLOW MANOR REALTY CO.,         DOCKET NOS.:
                                                  Q-3121047-R
                                  PETITIONER      CDR 27,794          
          ----------------------------------x     TENANT: LILLY MORPURGO


            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On December 24, 1986 the above-named  petitioner-owner,  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of  the  Rent
          Administrator issued  November  20,  1986.  The  order  concerned
          housing accommodations known as Apartment 509  located  at  68-61
          Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills,  New  York.   The  Administrator
          determined that the tenant had been overcharged and directed  the
          owner to  refund  $1,543.46  including  interest  on  overcharges
          collected on or after April 1, 1984.

          The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully considered 
          that portion relevant to the issues raised by this appeal.

          The tenant commenced this proceeding by  filing  a  complaint  of
          rent overcharge on March 20, 1984, in which  she  indicated  that
          she moved into the subject apartment on June 15, 1979 pursuant to 
          a two-year lease at a rental of $240.58 per month.  She requested 
          a full rental history to the base date.  In response,  the  owner
          submitted to the Administrator, a complete set of  leases  dating
          from August 15, 1968.  

          The Administrator, in calculating the legal  regulated  rent  for
          the apartment noted that the owner had submitted paid  bills  for
          the following improvements:

               Stove                  $172.26     Dated May   4, 1979
               Floor re-finishing     $432.00     Dated July 14, 1981




          The Administrator ruled,  in  accordance  with  the  Division  of
          Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) polic ,  that  floor  refin-
          ishing does not constitute "installation of new equipment."
          Pursuant to Section 20(C)1 of  the  former  Code  1/40th  of  the
          proven cost of the stove ($4.31) was added to the  tenant's  ini-
          tial rent.  The Administrator calculated a  total  overcharge  of
          $1,563.09 through June 1, 1986.

          On appeal the owner states in part as follows:  "Landlord re-







          AL 110753 RO
          ceived an incomplete rent administrative order CDR  26,794  which
          did not show how the DHCR calculated the rents for this apart-
          ment."  Apparently the petitioner never  was  sent  the  Adminis-
          trator's computerized rent calculation charts.  Accordingly,  the
          Commissioner served petitioner with copies of the Administrator's 
          rent calculations.  Petitioner was  afforded  an  opportunity  to
          respond.  No response was received.

          After careful consideration of the evidence  in  the  record  the
          Commissioner is of  the  opinion  that  the  petition  should  be
          denied.

          The Commissioner has reviewed the Administrator s  rent  calcula-
          tions and finds them to be correct.  Petitioner has put forth  no
          valid grounds for reversal although afforded  an  opportunity  to
          do so.  

          This order may be docketed and enforced in the same manner  as  a
          judgement of the Supreme Court.


          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and 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:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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