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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

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE    ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: AL 610043 RO

                                                 DISTRICT RENT OFFICE
               Macade Enterprises,               DOCKET NO.: B-3101148-R/T

                                                 TENANT:    Bridie     Kane
                                   PETITIONER    
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                       IN PART

          On December 3, 1986, the above-named owner filed a  Petition  for
          Administrative Review against an order issued on     November 12, 
          1986, by the Rent Administrator, Columbus Circle, New  York,  New
          York, concerning the housing accommodations known as  3260  Perry
          Avenue, Bronx, New York, Apartment No. 4AS, in  which  order  the
          Administrator had established  the  lawful  stabilized  rent  for
          those premises and had ordered the refund of overcharges.

          This proceeding  originated  in  1984,  with  the  filing  of  an
          overcharge complaint with the predecessor of the above-referenced 
          Division.  In September of 1984 the owner advised  the  Division,
          enclosing documentation, that it had paid the tenant  $121.00  by
          way of a refund. 

          In the above-referenced order here  appealed,  the  Administrator
          established the lawful rent as $315.27 through  April  30,  1984,
          and found a total overcharge  of  $409.25.   Petitioner  disputes
          both  those  figures  in  arguing  that  there  is  no  remaining
          overcharge.

          The owner first contends that the order omits a monthly  increase
          of $3.20 allowed by the Division as of 1982.  Divisional  records
          indeed show that a rental increase of 0.99% was granted effective 
          October 28, 1982, but that the monthly  increase  thus  permitted
          was only $3.12.  The adjustment is included  in  the  calculation
          chart appended to this  opinion,  which  is  hereby  incorporated
          therein.

          The second assignment of error  pertains  to  the  aforementioned
          $121  refund.   The  evidence  before  the   Administrator   duly
          established same, the tenant has not  disputed  it,  and  it  has
          accordingly been  included  in  the  Commissioner's  calculations
          herein.

          The petition finally  states  that  the  Administrator  erred  in
          listing the actual rent in the lease commencing May 1,  1982,  as
          $331.64, when in fact the tenant had paid $323.64.  Petitioner is 
          correct, as no basis for the former figure is apparent  from  the






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          record, and as the tenant's complaint itself contains the  latter
          one.  The calculations, which  have  been  adjusted  accordingly,
          yield a lawful rent of $318.39 as of April 30, 1984, and a  total
          overcharge of $28.66.
           
          Because this determination concerns  lawful  rents  only  through
          April 30, 1984, the owner is cautioned to adjust subsequent rents 
          to an  amount  no  greater  than  that  determined  by  the  Rent
          Administrator's order plus any lawful increases, and to  register
          any adjusted rents with this order and opinion being given as the 
          explanation for the adjustment.

          Upon the  expiration  of  the  period  in  which  the  owner  may
          institute a proceeding  pursuant  to  Article  78  of  the  Civil
          Practice Law and Rules, not in excess of twenty percent per month 
          of the overcharge may be offset against any rent  thereafter  due
          the owner.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same  hereby  is  granted
          to the extent set forth above, and that the Rent  Administrator's
          order be and the same hereby is modified to the same extent.

          ISSUED:



                                                                      
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                     




























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