BG 210208 RO
                                  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 210208 RO

                   LEON SILVERSTEIN,
                                                  D.R.O ORDER NO.:  CDR 30,629
                                                  TENANT:  FREDERICK LAWRENCE
                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On July 2, 1987 the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Petition 
          for Administrative Review against an order  issued  on  June  17,
          1987, by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus  Circle,  New  York,
          New York, concerning housing accommodations  known  as  Apartment
          3C, 415 Statford Road,  Brooklyn,  New  York,  wherein  the  Rent
          Administrator determined that there had been  an  overcharge  and
          ordered a  refund  of  $206.38,  including  interest  and  excess
          security.

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

          The tenant commenced this proceeding on March 31, 1984 by  filing
          an overcharge complaint  with  New  York  City  Conciliation  and
          Appeals Board (CAB), the agency formerly charged  with  enforcing
          the Rent Stabilization Law based in part on  an  alleged  failure
          by the owner to provide a complete rental history.

          In answer to the complaint, the owner submitted a complete rental 
          history.

          In  this   petition,   the   owner   contends   that   the   Rent
          Administrator's Order is incorrect and should be modified because 
          the  Administrator  neglected  to  include  the  1/2%  stabilizer
          provided for by Guidelines Order Number 6 and the 1%  retroactive
          increase provided for by Guidelines Order Number 10a.

          The tenant did not  answer  this  petition,  although  given  the
          opportunity to do so.

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

          The 1/2% stabilizer under Guidelines Order 6 yields a lawful rent 
          of $241.88, rather than the $240.80 found by  the  Administrator.
          Hence the subsequent lawful rent was  $269.70,  rather  than  the






          BG 210208 RO
          $268.49 found by the Administrator.  The 1% Guidelines Order  10a
          retroactive increase allowed the owner to raise the $270.00 1978 
          1980 rent to $272.70, which  the  tenant's  complaint  shows  was
          done.

          Based thereon, the following two lawful rents  were  the  $319.06
          and $341.34 charged rather than the $315.90 and $338.01 found  by
          the  Administrator.   (17%  over  $272.70  is  $319.06;  7%  over
          $319.06 is $341.39.)  Accordingly, there was no overcharge.

          If the owner has already complied with the Administrator's  Order
          and, as a result of the instant determination, there are  arrears
          due to the owner from the tenant, the  tenant  may  pay  off  the
          arrears in six equal monthly installments  during  the  next  six
          months.  Should the tenant  vacate  after  the  issuance  of  the
          Order, all arrears are due immediately.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  granted
          and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby  is,
          modified in accordance with this Order and Opinion to  show  that
          there was no overcharge.



          ISSUED:
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                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
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