DOCKET NO.: AL 220716 RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO. AL 220716 RO

             Mordland Associates                  DISTRICT RENT              
                              PETITIONER          DOCKET NO. AC 6205175 S


               On December 17, 1986, the above-named owner filed a petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on November 18, 1986 
          by a District Rent Administrator concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. 6F, 2191 Bolton Street, Bronx, N.Y. 

               The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record 
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant 
          to the issues raised administrative appeal

               This proceeding was originally commmenced by the tenant 
          filing a complaint of rent overcharge.  The tenant took occupancy 
          pursuant to a lease commencing June 1, 1977 at a monthly rent of 

               In Order Number CDR 19,333, the Rent Administrator 
          established the lawful stabilized rent based on the prior owner's 
          failure to submit a complete rental history for the subject 
          apartment and directed a refund of $4,133.47, including interest 
          on overcharges collected after April 1, 1984, to the tenant.

               In this petition, the owner contends, in substance that it a 
          complete rental history was not available because the subject 
          premises was purchased by the prior owner in a forclosure 
          proceeding.  With the petition, the owner submits rent records 
          for the subject apartment dating from June 1, necessary work.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should 
          be denied.

          DOCKET NO.: AL 220716 RO

               The record reveals that the subject tenant's rent was 
          previously reduced under Docket No. BC 003462 S for a cracked and 
          peeling foyer wall and the water-stained livingroom wall.  The 
          Commissioner is therefore of the opinion that so much of the 
          order under review as reduced the rent by $7.00 for a cracked and 
          peeling foyer wall and a water-stained livingroom wall should be 

               The Commissioner notes that as regards the rent reduction 
          for the foyer and livingroom walls, the landlord filed an 
          application for rent restoration, and that this application was 
          granted by order dated September 10, 1987 under Docket No. BB 
          620089 OR.  The maximum legal rent was restored by $8.00 per 
          month to reflect a finding that those services for which the rent 
          had previously been reduced under Docket No. BC 003462 S. were 
          restored.  The instant determination is no additive, but merely 
          modifies the rent reduction effective on December 1, 1986 so as 
          to provide for a reduction of $4.00 per month rather than $11.00 
          per month.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent and 
          Rehabilitation Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          granted, and that the order issued by the District Rent 
          Administrator on November 18, 1986 under Docket No. AC 620517 S 
          be, and the same hereby is, modified, in that so much of that 
          order as reduced the rent by $7.00 per month for a cracked and 
          peeling foyer wall and water-stained livingroom wall be, and the 
          same hereby is, eliminated, and that, except as so modified, said 
          order of the District Rent Administrator be, and the same hereby 
          is, affirmed.


                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner

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