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                                  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. BG 120069 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO.ZAC-120385-R 
               MARIE BARWICK                     

                                PETITIONER    : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On July 2, 1987, the above-named petitioner-landlord filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on June 
          22, 1987, by the Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall  Street,
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known  as
          28-28 42nd Street, Queens, New York, Apartment No. A2.

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of the Rent and Eviction Regulations for New York City.

               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 initiated in March 1986, by the  tenant's
          filing of a rent overcharge complaint.  The  landlord  was  served
          with a copy of the tenant's  complaint  and  in  response  to  the
          complaint, the landlord indicated that according to  its  records,
          the January 1, 1985 monthly maximum collectible rent was $270.46.

               The Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein,  listed  the
          monthly maximum collectible rent  for  the  subject  apartment  as
          $223.88 effective January 1, 1985 not  including  1986-87  maximum
          base rent increases if the landlord was eligible to  collect  same
          and not including any fuel cost adjustments which the landlord may 
          be entitled to collect.  This order was based upon an  examination
          of the rent records for the subject apartment.

               In this petition, the landlord alleges in substance that the 
          January 1, 1985 monthly maximum collectible rent was $270.46.   In
          support of such contention, the landlord submitted  a  copy  of  a
          rent control rent  registration  card  for  apartment  A1  in  the
          subject  premises  listing  a  January  1,  1985  monthly  maximum
          collectible rent of $270.46.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should








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          be denied.

               The copy of  the  rent  registration  card  supplied  by  the
          landlord was for apartment A1 in the subject premises whereas  the
          tenant in fact resides in apartment A2 in  the  subject  premises.
          Rent records for apartment A2 indicate that the  January  1,  1985
          monthly maximum collectible rent was correctly  set  by  the  Rent
          Administrator as $223.88.

               It is noted that  the  Rent  Administrator's  order  although
          correctly using the rent  records  for  apartment  A2  incorrectly
          referred to the subject apartment as A1.  To avoid confusion,  the
          Rent Administrator's  order  is  hereby  modified  to  change  the
          designation of the subject apartment from A1 to A2.  In all  other
          respects, the Rent Administrator's order is affirmed.

               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  Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby  is,  affirmed  as  modified
          herein.

          ISSUED



                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                     



























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