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. BF 210115 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. 38514
               MIDWOOD MANAGEMENT                TENANT: ANTHONY DESTEFANO

                                PETITIONER    : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On June 23, 1987, the above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on June 
          11, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, 
          New York, concerning the  housing  accommodations  known  as  3601
          Kings Highway, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment No. F10, wherein  the
          Rent Administrator determined that the owner had  overcharged  the
          tenant. 

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Section 2526.1 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.  

               This proceeding was originally commenced in November 1984  by
          the filing of a rent  overcharge  complaint  by  the  tenant.   In
          answer to the complaint the  owner  submitted  a  complete  rental
          history for the subject apartment.

               In Order Number 38514, the Rent Administrator determined that 
          the tenant had been overcharged  in  the  amount  of  $145.96  and
          directed the owner to refund such overcharge to the tenant.

               In this petition, the owner contends in  substance  that  the
          Rent Administrator's order incorrectly listed the lease commencing 
          November 1, 1986 at $299.32 per month in rent as having  commenced
          November 1, 1985 and that when  this  error  is  corrected  it  is
          apparent that no rent overcharge occurred.

               The tenant did not file an answer to the owner's petition.

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

          BF 210115 RO









               An examination of the records in this case discloses that the 
          Rent Administrator's order incorrectly included a lease commencing 
          November 1, 1985 and expiring October 31,  1987  at  a  rental  of
          $299.32 per month whereas in fact the tenant was charged a  rental
          of $260.87 per month from November 1,  1984  through  October  31,
          1986.  The rent was then  increased  to  $299.32  per  month  from
          November 1, 1986 to October 31,  1988  pursuant  to  Guideline  18
          which allowed a guideline increase of  9%  plus  an  allowance  of
          $15.00 for rents less than $350.00 per month for two year  renewal
          leases.  Since the rent increase was in accordance with  Guideline
          18, no rent overcharge occurred.

               If  the  owner   has   already   complied   with   the   Rent
          Administrator's order and there are arrears due to the owner as  a
          result of the instant determination, the tenant  is  permitted  to
          pay off the arrears in six equal monthly installments.  Should the 
          tenant vacate after the issuance of this  order  or  have  already
          vacated, said arrears shall be payable immediately.

               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, granted, and,  that  the  order  of  the  Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, revoked, and it is found 
          that there was no rent overcharge. 

          ISSUED



                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
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                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM










          ARB Docket No.: BF 210115 RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: 38514

          Tenant(s): Anthony Destefano

          Owner: Midwood Management

          Code Section: 2526.1 of RSC

          Premises: 3601 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, New York, Apt. F10

          Order        and         Opinion         Granting         Petition
                           

               Petition  granted  on  the  basis  that  Rent   Administrator
          incorrectly listed a lease for the subject apartment.   When  this
          error is  corrected,  it  is  apparent  that  no  rent  overcharge
          occurred.









          APPROVED:



          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            

          Director: 
              
          Deputy Commissioner:                                             

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