DOCKET NO.:  BH 220114-RT
                             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 APPEAL
     APPEAL OF                                 DOCKET NO. BH 220114-RT
                                           :   DRO DOCKET NO. ZAI 220013-OE
                  JOSEPH BOLOGNA,              
                                           :   
                            PETITIONER         
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         ORDER AND OPINION TERMINATING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On August 12, 1987, the above named petitioner-Joseph Bologna filed a 
     Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on August 6, 
     1987, by the District Rent Administrator at Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
     York, concerning housing accommodations known as Apartment 2 left at 528 
     Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222, wherein the District rent Administrator 
     determined that the owner's petition for a certificate of eviction against 
     the tenant at 2R should be denied as a certificate was not required for 
     the nuisance grounds the landlord alleged.

     The subject PAR was filed by the tenant who has raised, the extraneous 
     issue that the owner did not pursue the required alternative notice on 
     DHCR for bringing an eviction action against a rent control tenant without 
     certificate of eviction.

     The applicable section of the Rent and Eviction Regulations are Section 
     2204.4.

     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 Order Number ZAI 220013-OE, the Rent Administrator determined that the 
     owner did not require a certificate of eviction prior to bringing a 
     summary proceeding against the subject rent control tenant on ground of 
     nuisance violation of statutory lease.

     In this petition, the tenant contends that the Rent Administrator's Order 
     is incorrect as it doesn't deal with whether the owner alternatively filed 
     proper notice with  agency prior to commencing Summary proceeding against 
     tenant without certification of eviction.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be terminated 
     as there is no jurisdiction.  The only application before the agency was 
     that of the owner for a certificate of eviction.  Said petition was denied 
     in the subject order, as it wasn't required in for a Summary proceeding 
     based on alleged nuisance grounds.

     The issue of whether the owner alternatively filed proper notice with DHCR 







          DOCKET NO.:  BH 220114-RT

     prior to bringing summary proceeding against the tenant without 
     certificate of eviction was properly addressed by both tenant's harassment 
     complaint and by housing court in the summary proceeding.

     THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Control Law and Rent and Eviction 
     Regulations, it is 

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, terminated.

     ISSUED:


                                                                               
                                                     JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                 Acting Deputy Commissioner 
    

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