DOCKET NO.:  BJ410227RT
                               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. BJ410227RT
                                            : DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                  DOROTHY FLOYD,              DOCKET NO. ZU3123269R/T
                                            : 
                            PETITIONER        
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                        ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION

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

       The issue in this proceeding is whether the Administrator's order was 
       correct.

       The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
       review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodations known 
       as 505 West 142nd Street, Apt. 332, New York, NY.

       The Administrator's order found inter alia that the Maximum 
       Collectible Rent (MCR) for the subject apartment was $318.30 per 
       month, effective January 1, 1980, and $375.00 per month, effective 
       October 10, 1981.

       On appeal, the tenant maintains that her monthly rent "went from 
       $225.00 per month to $318.38 per month in 1986".  As evidence of this 
       contention the tenant submits two cancelled checks, written by the 
       tenant to the owner, ostensibly for rent payment.  One check, dated 
       October 29, 1982 is for $225.00, and the other check, dated March 21, 
       1986 is for $318.38.  

       On appeal, the tenant also reiterates her allegation, originally made 
       below that she never received a rental history (apparently an RN-26 
       form) of the apartment.  The tenant also alleges that there was a fire 
       in the building, and the subject apartment was not repaired to the 
       extent that other apartments in the subject building were.

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

       The Commissioner is of the opinion that a discrepancy in amount 
       between two checks both submitted in payment of monthly rent, such 2 
       payment dates separated by approximately 31/2 years is insufficient 
       evidence to prove error by the Administrator in this case.  Other 
       records on file with the D.H.C.R. confirm that the Administrator's 







          DOCKET NO.:  BJ410227RT

       finding reflects the true legal rent of the subject apartment.

       Tenant's complaint of inadequate repairs to her apartment following a 
       fire cannot be considered by the Commissioner on appeal.  The tenant 
       is advised to file a complaint of reduction(s) in service, if the 
       facts so warrant.

       THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and Eviction 
       Regulations, it is

       ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, remanded to 
       the Administrator for further processing.

       ISSUED:



                                                                            
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
    

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