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. BC 410494 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. 7M 03396
               ALEXANDER HARTMAN                     

                                PETITIONER    : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On March 23, 1987, the above-named petitioner-landlord  filed
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an  order  issued  on
          February 18, 1987, by the Director, MBR Unit, 91 Lawrence  Street,
          Brooklyn, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          251 East 77th Street, New York, New York, Various Apartments. 

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of 9NYCRR 2201.4.

               The issue herein is whether the landlord is entitled to 1986 
          87 Maximum Base Rent (hereafter MBR) increases.

               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 Director's order, appealed  herein,  denied  1986-87  MBR
          increases for the subject premises.

               This order was based upon a finding that the landlord  failed
          to file a Violation Certification Affidavit to show  that  he  had
          cleared the requisite number of violations  pursuant  to  a  final
          notice dated November 21, 1986 to submit such affidavit within  30
          days.

               In this petition, the landlord alleges in substance that  the
          November 21, 1986 Notice was sent  to  Marty  Russo,  formerly  an
          employee of the landlord, but that since Mr. Russo is no longer an 
          employee, the notice was apparently misplaced or lost and that the 
          landlord will now sign the affidavit if sent to him by the DHCR.

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

               The November 21, 1986 Notice was sent  to  the  agent,  Marty
          Russo, designated by the landlord in the 1986-87 MBR forms sent by 
          the landlord to the DHCR.  Moreover, the November 21, 1986  Notice
          was a final notice giving the landlord a last chance to  file  the
          BC 410494 RO









          required violation certification affidavit.  It is noted  that  on
          July 29, 1985,  the  landlord,  rather  than  filing  a  violation
          certification  affidavit,  instead  filed  a   violation   removal
          agreement  stating  it  would  remove  the  required   number   of
          violations in thirty days.  The landlord never followed up on this 
          agreement by filing a violation certification affidavit after  the
          thirty day period  showing  it  had  in  fact  complied  with  the
          agreement.   Accordingly,  the  Rent  Administrator's  order   was
          warranted.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations for New York City, it is

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

          ISSUED



                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
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                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM










          ARB Docket No.: BC 410494 RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: 7M 03396

          Tenant(s): Various

          Owner: Alexander Hartman

          Code Section: 2201.4 of Rent and Eviction Regulations

          Premises: 251 East 77th Street, New York, New York, various apts.

          Order         and         Opinion         Denying         Petition
                           
               Petition denied on  basis  landlord  did  not  file  required
          violation certification affidavit so that denial  of  1986-87  MBR
          increases was warranted.









          APPROVED:



          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            

          Director: 
              
          Deputy Commissioner:                                             

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


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