ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. BB 410492 RT


                                  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.  BB  410492  RT
                                                 D.R.O. DOCKET NO.     
                                              :  TC 39268            
                                                 KOPPEL  MANAGEMENT  CO.   -
                                                 OWNER 
              ALEXANDER         PIPER         III          -          TENANT
           
           
                                 PETITIONER   :  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL


               On February 13, 1987,  the  above-named  petitioner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review  against  an  order  issued  on
          January 22, 1987 by the Rent Administrator,  10  Columbus  Circle,
          New York, New York concerning the housing accommodation  known  as
          65 East 96th Street, Apartment No. 8C, New York, New York wherein 
          the Administrator terminated the proceeding.

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

               The tenant commenced this proceeding on November 7,  1984  by
          filing a complaint stating that he had not received a copy of  the
          1984 RR-1 (Apartment Services Registration).

               On December 31, 1986, a copy of the complaint was sent to the 
          owner and a  notice  asking  whether  the  registration  had  been
          furnished was sent to the tenant.  The tenant  was  informed  that
          his failure to respond to the  notice  within  20  days  would  be
          interpreted to mean that the owner had delivered the  registration
          and would result in the termination of the proceeding.  

               On January 20, 1987, the owner responded  that  the  tenant's
          complaint should be dismissed for  untimeliness  and  because  the
          allegations of the complaint were untrue.

               No response was received from the tenant.






               In the order here under review, the Administrator  terminated
          the proceeding on the basis that the tenant  had  not  replied  to






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. BB 410492 RT
          the notice and it was assumed that the  owner  had  furnished  the
          registration.

               In the appeal, the  tenant  contends  that  he  received  the
          notice and the determination at issue on the same day and thus had 
          no opportunity to  reply  to  the  notice.   The  tenant  contends
          further  that  the  owner  has  never  furnished  a  copy  of  the
          registration.

               The owner replied in substance  that  the  Administrator  had
          properly terminated the tenant's complaint.  

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

               A review of the record reveals that the notice  was  sent  to
          the tenant twenty-two (22)  days  before  the  order  was  issued.
          Consequently, based on the  record,  the  Administrator  correctly
          terminated the proceeding.

               More importantly, the records reveal that the petitioner  has
          vacated the subject premises. 

               Given that the complainant has moved, the Commissioner  finds
          that whether he received the registration is moot.   

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

               ORDERED, that this petition  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          denied and the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.

          ISSUED:






                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner



                                          


















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