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

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. BF 410259 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. T/A 11512
               69 TIEMANN OWNER'S CORP.           TENANT:  LASKOWSKI/KALAIT-

                                PETITIONER    : 


               On June 10, 1987, the above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on  May
          6, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New  York,
          New York,  concerning  the  housing  accommodations  known  as  69
          Tiemann Place, New York, New York, Apartment No. 37,  wherein  the
          Rent Administrator determined the fair market rent pursuant to the 
          special fair market rent guideline promulgated  by  the  New  York
          City Rent Guidelines Board for use in calculating fair market rent 

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Section 2521.1 (d) 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 October 1983,  by
          the filing of a fair market rent  adjustment  application  by  the

               The current and prior owners wer served with a  copy  of  the
          tenant's application and afforded an opportunity  to  submit  June
          30, 1974  or post June 30, 1974 comparability data for determining 
          the fair market rent  of  the  subject  apartment.   The  required
          comparability data was not submitted.

               In Order Number CDR 30188, the  Rent  Administrator  adjusted
          the initial legal regulated rent by  establishing  a  fair  market
          rent of $307.73 effective April 15, 1981, the commencement date of 
          the initial rent stabilized  lease  and  further  determined  that
          excess rent of $16,440.30 had been paid through  April  14,  1987.
          Based on the failure to submit usable June 30, 1974 or  post  June
          BF 410259 RO

          30, 1974 comparability data, the Rent Administrator determined the 
          fair market rent using the special  fair  market  rent  guidelines

               In this petition, the current  owner  contends  in  substance
          that the Rent Administrator's order fails  to  take  into  account
          court ordered rent abatements received by  the  tenants  and  when
          this is done, no excess rent will be found to have been paid.  the 
          owner submitted copies of the  court  stipulations  involving  the
          rent abatements in support of its contention.

               In answer to the owner's petition, the tenants  concede  that
          there were rent abatements but contends  that  substantial  excess
          rent was still paid.

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

               An examination of the record in this case including the court 
          stipulations discloses that the current owner is  correct  in  its
          contention that court ordered  rent  abatements  received  by  the
          tenants were not taken into account in determining the  amount  of
          excess rent paid by the tenants.  It is noted however that on  two
          month rent abatement period occurred prior to the time the current 
          owner  acquired  the  subject  premises  and   cannot   be   given
          consideration  herein.    Moreover,   the   owner's   calculations
          determining that no excess rent was paid are not correct.

               Taking  the  aforementioned   factors   into   account,   the
          Commissioner has recalculated the amount of the excess rent  owned
          by the current owner.  The  lawful  stabilization  rents  and  the
          amount of the excess rent owned to the tenants are  set  forth  on
          the amended rent calculation chart attached hereto and made a part 

               The current owner is directed to roll back the  rent  to  the
          stabilized rent consistent with this decision  and  to  refund  or
          fully credit against future rents over a period not exceeding  six
          months from the date of receipt of this  order,  the  excess  rent
          collected by the current owner including excess security.  In  the
          event the current owner does not take appropriate action to comply 
          within 35 days from the date of issuance of this order, the tenant 
          may credit the excess rent collected by the current owner  against
          the next month(s) rent until fully offset.

               In addition the prior owner  Louis  Bombart  is  directed  to
          refund to the tenant $2967.12, representing the excess  rent  from
          April 15, 1981 through August 14,  1983.   This  order  is  issued
          without prejudice to the tenant's rights, if any, to proceed
          against the prior owner in a court of competent jurisdiction. 

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

          BF 410259 RO

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, granted in part, and, that the  order  of  the
          Rent Administrator be, and the same hereby  is,  modified  to  the
          extent of redetermining the amount of excess rent collected by the 
          current owner.  Accordingly, the lawful  stabilization  rents  and
          amount of excess rent are as established  on  the  attached  chart
          which is fully made a part of this order.  The  amount  of  excess
          rent owned by the current owner from August 15, 1983 through April 
          14, 1987 is $6248.31.  The amount of excess rent owed by the prior 
          owner from April 15, 1981 through August 14, 1983 is $2967.12. 


                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner


                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM

          ARB Docket No.: BF 410259 RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: T/A 11512

          Tenant(s): Laskowski/Kalaitzis

          Owner: 69 Tiemann Owner's Corp.

          Code Section: 2521.1 (d) of RSC

          Premises: 69 Tiemann Place, New York, New York, Apt. 37

          Order    and     Opinion     Granting     Petition     in     Part

               Petition granted in part to take into account rent abatements 
          granted to tenants in calculation of excess rent owed to tenants


          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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