DOCKET NO.: BF 410198 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    
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NOS. BF 410198 RT
                                                  and BG 410277 RT

             Mary Newman                          DISTRICT RENT              
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NOS. 040767 and
                                                  L 006181 R


                               PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
              FILED UNDER DOCKET NO. BE 410198 RT AND GRANTING PETITION
                       FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW FILED UNDER 
                               DOCKET NO. BG 410277 RT
               
               On June 9, 1987, the above-named tenant timely refiled a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on March 
          23, 1987 by a District Rent Administrator concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as Apt. 1B, 21 West 12th Street, New York 
          N.Y.      
               On July 16, 1987 the above-named tenant filed a petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued June 24, 1987 by a Rent 
          Administrator concerning the above-mentioned housing 
          accommodation.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record 
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant 
          to the issues raised by the petitions for review.

               The Commissioner notes that there are two separate 
          proceedings involving the same issues concerning the subject 
          apartment.  The Commissioner is of the opinion that they should  
          be consolidated for disposition.

               The tenant commenced these proceedings by the filing  of two 
          complaints of general rent overcharge.  One, filed on a " Rent 
          Control Tenant Objection to Rent/Services Registration"  form, 
          was, assigned  Docket No. 040767.  The other, filed on a 
















          DOCKET NO.: BF 410198 RT



          "Tenant's Complaint of Rent Overcharge And/Or Excess Security 
          Deposit" form, was assigned Docket No. L 006181 R.  In both 
          complaints the tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that the 
          subject apartment was rent controlled.  

               In the owner's answer to one of the tenant's complaints they 
          asserted, in pertinent part, that the subject apartment was 
          stabilized and that the tenant's objection to the initial 
          registered rent was untimely.    

               On March 23, 1987 the District Rent Administrator issued an 
          order under Docket NO. 040767 in which the subject apartment was 
          referred to as a rent-controlled unit and in which the 
          Administrator  noted that the owner was not required to served a 
          copy of the registration upon the tenant .  On June 24, 1987 the 
          Rent Administrator issued an order under Docket No. L 006181 R in 
          which, among other things, the tenant's overcharge complaint was 
          denied based upon a finding that she did not file a timely 
          challenge to the April 1, 1984 registered rent under rent 
          stabilization.

               In her petitions, the tenant, in pertinent part, and 
          substance, asserts that the subject apartment is rent-controlled; 
          and that litigation is pending on this issue.  She indicates that 
          the petitions for administrative review are being filed to 
          preserve her rights in the event the litigation  results in a 
          finding that her apartment is stabilized.

               After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that the petition filed under Docket No. BE 410198 RT 
          should be denied and the petition filed under Docket No. BG 
          410277 RT should be granted.

               The record reveals that on May 20, 1988 a decision  was 
          issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York (New York 
          County Index No. 12901/87), denying the owner's Article 78 
          petition for judicial review of a rent agency decision in another 
          proceeding which found that the subject apartment is rent- 
          controlled.  Accordingly, the Rent Administrator's order issued 
          on June 24, 1987, under Docket No. L 006181 R, should be revoked, 
          as the subject apartment is not rent stabilized.

               The District Rent Administrator's order issued on March 23, 
          1987, under Docket No. 040767, should be affirmed, as that order 
          confirms the fact that the subject apartment is rent-controlled.




               The tenant is advised that rent overcharge complaints 






          DOCKET NO.: BF 410198 RT

          concerning rent-controlled apartments should be addressed to a 
          court of competent jurisdiction

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent and 
          Rehabilitation  Law, the Rent and Eviction Regulations, and the 
          Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it is

               ORDERED, that the tenant's petition under Docket No. BG 
          410277 RT be, and the same hereby is, granted, and that the order 
          of the Rent Administrator issued on June 24, 1987 under Docket 
          No. L 006181 R be, and the same hereby is, revoked; and it is 

               FURTHER ORDERED, that the tenant's petition under Docket No. 
          BF 410198 RT be, and the same hereby is, denied, and that the 
          order of the District Rent Administrator issued on March 23, 
          1987, under Docket No. 040767 be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.
               
               ISSUED:




                                                                            
                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner






































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