DOC. NO.: BL 410255-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. BL 410255-RO
                        BARRY MARTIN, INC.,  :   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO. U 3123499-RT
                                 PETITIONER  :
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              ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

            On December 29, 1987 the above-named owner filed a petition for 
            administrative review of an order issued on December 11, 1987 by a 
            District Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodation 
            known as Apartment 6-G, 4410 Broadway, New York, New York, wherein 
            the owner was directed to roll back the rent and to refund 
            overcharges of $3.27, including excess security and interest for 
            overcharges collected after April 1, 1984.

            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 petition for review.

            On March 31, 1984, the subject tenant filed a complaint of rent 
            overcharge.

            Attached to the owner's answer was a copy of a Major Capital 
            Improvement (M.C.I.) order for the installation of a new intercom 
            system, issued by the Conciliation and Appeals Board ("C.A.B.") 
            increasing the rent effective December 30, 1981 by .38 of one per 
            cent (.0038 of the rent charged).

            In the order under review herein, the Administrator computed total 
            overcharges in the amount of $3.27 including excess security and 
            accrued interest from April 1, 1984.

            In this petition, the owner points out that the Administrator 
            failed to take into account the M.C.I. order issued by the C.A.B. 
            in calculating the legal regulated rent, and that there was no rent 
            overcharge.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 
            that the petition should be granted.
















          DOC. NO.: BL 410255-RO


            The Commissioner takes note of the fact that the C.A.B. granted the 
            owner a major capital improvement rent increase for the 
            installation of a new intercom system in an order which was issued 
            on June 17, 1982 under Order No. OM-3200.  As the order allowed a 
            monthly rent increase of .38 of one percent (.0038) effective 
            December 30, 1981, the owner is correct in pointing out that the 
            lawful stabilized rent effective December 30, 1981 should have been 
            increased from $376.25 to $377.68.  (376.25 x .0038 = $377.68).

            The owner is also correct in pointing out that on page two of the 
            Administrator's "Rent Calculation Chart", it should have stated 
            that the lease period commenced on October 1, 1984, and the lawful 
            stabilized rent for that lease period is $411.67.  ($377.68 x 9% 
            for a two year lease renewal).

            Accordingly, the Commissioner is of the opinion that the 
            Administrator's order should be revoked, and that the owner's 
            petition should be granted.

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

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted, 
            and that the order of the District Rent Administrator be, and the 
            same hereby is, revoked; and it is 

            FURTHER ORDERED, that the rents for periods subsequent to September 
            30, 1986 should be based upon the amount of $411.67 for the lease 
            period of October 1, 1984 through September 30, 1986; and it is

            FURTHER ORDERED, that the tenant may repay any arrears in rent 
            arising as a result of this order in two equal monthly installments 
            commencing with the next rent payment date.

            ISSUED:

                                                                             
                                               ELLIOT SANDER
                                               Deputy Commissioner
                    
    

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