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 
          APPEAL OF                               ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                                  DOCKET NOS:BE110321RO
               Penzance Associates                D.R.O. DOCKET NO:
                                                  ZQ-003772R


                                   PETITIONERS
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On May 6, 1987  above  named  petitioner  filed  a  Petition  for
          Administrative Review against an order issued on April  13,  1987
          by  the   Administrator,   (Gertz   Plaza)   concerning   housing
          accommodations known as  Apartment  4E,  43-46  118  Street,  Kew
          Gardens, New York, wherein the Administrator determined the  fair
          market rent pursuant to the special fair market rent guideline.

          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  by  the  filing  on
          September 9, 1985 a complaint of rent  overcharges,  wherein  the
          tenant  stated  that  she  executed  a  one  year  vacancy  lease
          vacancy lease effective May 1, 1985 at a rental  of  $536.00  per
          month; that the maximum allowable rent for the apartment prior to 
          his tenancy was $298.85; and that the  rental  charged  for  said
          vacancy lease is excessive.

          In response, the owner stated, in  substance,  that  the  subject
          tenant is the first tenant under  rent  stabilization  since  the
          previous tenant was rent controlled; that the maximum  base  rent
          for the subject  apartment  was  $311.67;  and  that  the  rental
          charged was based on a fair market value utilizing the comparable 
          rent prevailing in the same area.

          On July 9, 1986, the owner was  served  with  notices  requesting
          additional  information  including  comparability  data  for  the
          subject apartment.  The owner failed to do so.

          The Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein  established  the
          fair market rent for the subject apartment at $387.82  per  month
          Docket No. BE110321RO         - 2 -

          based on the special fair market rent guideline order number  16.
          The  owner was directed to refund to the tenant  excess  rent  in
          the total amount of $3671.88, including excess security.  







          In this petition, the owner fails  to  set  forth  any  legal  or
          factual objection to the Administrator's order.

          On June 3, 1991, a notice was  mailed  to  the  owner  requesting
          that it set forth objections to the order being  appealed  within
          20 days but the owner failed to respond.

          Accordingly the Commissioner is of the opinion that there  is  no
          further issues to be determined  herein  and  thus  the  petition
          should be denied.

          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 Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby
          is affirmed.

          Issued:

           
                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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