OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. BA 410016 RT
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. 36836
               M. BLUM                     

                                PETITIONER    : 


               On January 22, 1987, the above-named petitioner-tenant  filed
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an  order  issued  on
          December 23, 1986, by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus  Circle,
          New York, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          251 West 101st Street, New  York,  New  York,  Apartment  No.  4B,
          wherein the Rent Administrator determined the  tenant's  objection
          to the owner's registration.

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Sections 2520.6(r), 2528.2 and 2528.4  of  the  Rent
          Stabilization Code.

               The issue herein is whether the  Rent  Administrator's  order
          was warranted.

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

               The tenant commenced these proceedings by filing a  complaint
          stating that a copy of the 1984 Apartment Registration (RR-1 form) 
          had not been received by him and that the  said  Registration  was
          not posted in the building.

               On October 6, 1986, a notice was sent to  the  tenant  asking
          whether the registration had been  furnished  by  the  owner.   In
          response, the tenant stated that the Apartment  Registration  form
          had been received and for the first  time  stated  that  the  rent
          listed was in excess of the legal rent.

               Based on a finding that the tenant  acknowledged  receipt  of
          the Apartment Registration (RR-1  form),  the  Rent  ADministrator
          terminated the proceeding.  The Administrator  directed,  however,
          that "any rent increase by the Guidelines, demanded and  collected
          by the owner between April 1, 1984, and the date  tenant  received
          the copy of the registration must be refunded to tenant, providing 
          the copy of the registration was received after  June  30,  1984,"
          and that the Building Registration Form (R-3) and the  Spanish  BA
          410016 RT

          translation (R-4) must be posted in a public area available to all 

               In this petition, the tenant alleges in  substance  that  his
          overcharge complaint should have been determined on the merits.

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

               The record shows that the tenant's original complaint  stated
          that a copy  of  the  1984  Apartment  Registration  had  not  ben
          received and that the said Registration  was  not  posted  in  the
          building.  No issue of rent overcharge was raised in said original 
          complaint.   The  record  further  shows  that  the  tenant  later
          acknowledged receipt of the apartment  registration  but  did  not
          state when such Registration was  received  by  him  and  did  not
          establish that he reaised the issue of a  rent  overcharge  within
          ninety  days  of   receiving   the   Registration   as   required.
          Accordingly,   the   Administrator   correctly   terminated    the
          proceeding without deciding the  tenant's  later  rent  overcharge

               In addition it is noted  that  the  owner  filed  a  petition
          against the Rent Administrator's order  to  the  effect  that  the
          owner was not notified  of  the  proceeding.   Such  petition  was
          denied on June 21, 1990 under docket BA 410204  RO  on  the  basis
          that the owner was not adversely affected by  the  Administrator's

               This Order and Opinion is issued  without  prejudice  to  the
          tenant's right to file a rent overcharge complaint, if  the  facts
          so warrant.

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

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied,  and,  that  the  order  of  the  Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner


                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM

          ARB Docket No.: BA 410016 RT

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: 36836

          Tenant(s): M. Blum

          Owner: Sydney L. Small

          Code Section: 2520.6(r) of RSC

          Premises: 251 West 101st STreet, New York, NY, Apt. 4B

          Order         and         Opinion         Denying         Petition
               Petition denied on basis that in tenant's original complaint, 
          he did not raise issue of a rent overcharge.


          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            

          Bureau Chief:                                                    

          Deputy Commissioner:                                             

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

                           Date:              :  by               



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