BL 610181 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 610181 RO

                                               DISTRICT RENT ORDER
               Ralph Langham Associates, Inc.  DOCKET NO.: 16486

                                               
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On December 22, 1987 the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          December  8,  1987  by  the   Administrator   (Columbus   Circle)
          concerning housing accommodations known  as  Apartment  3H,  1150
          Grand Concourse,  Bronx,  New  York,  wherein  the  Administrator
          determined that the tenant had not been overcharged; and that the 
          apartment contains three (3) rooms.

          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.

          In its petition, the  owner  contends,  in  substance,  that  the
          apartment contains four (4) rooms; and that  the  Administrator's
          order should  be  modified  so  as  to  reflect  same.   Attached
          therewith is a drawing of the apartment  purporting  to  indicate
          that the apartment consists of four rooms.

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

          A review of the record discloses that the then owner  was  served
          with a copy of the tenant's objection to the registration.   Said 
          former owner who denied that the apartment contains  three  rooms
          in the proceeding below was requested to submit  a  copy  of  the
          floor plan of the subject apartment but failed  to  do  so.   The
          Commissioner notes that  the  current  owner's  "sketch"  of  the
          apartment is submitted for the first time on appeal and therefore 
          cannot  be  considered  at  this   level   of   the   proceeding.
          Accordingly,  the  Commissioner  finds  that  the   Administrator
          properly determined that the apartment contains three  (3)  rooms
          and was correct in amending the owner's apartment registration.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  denied;
          and that the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.






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          ISSUED:

           
                                                       ELLIOT SANDER
    

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