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.: CA 410055-RT
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: AD 510156-R
       ALICE B. DENNY
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                 AND MODIFYING DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER

     On January 11, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant  filed  a  Petition
     for Administrative Review of an order issued on December 10, 1987, by  the
     District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, New York, New  York,
     concerning housing accommodations known as Apartment 14P at One University 
     Place, New  York,  New  York,  wherein  the  District  Rent  Administrator
     determined that the tenant had not been overcharged.   

     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 administrative appeal.

     This  proceeding  was  originally  commenced  by  the  filing  of  a  rent
     overcharge complaint by the tenant on April 8, 1986.  The tenant stated in 
     her complaint that she received an apartment registration  form  from  the
     owner on June 25, 1984.

     In  the  order  under  appeal  herein,  the  District  Rent  Administrator
     determined that the tenant had failed to file a timely  objection  to  the
     apartment registration and that the tenant was not overcharged.

     In this petition, the tenant states that at  the  time  she  received  the
     apartment registration, she had just moved to New York from Alaska and she 
     had no reason to doubt that the rent was correct until she received a  new
     lease and received information regarding the  prior  tenant's  rent.   The
     tenant also states, among other things, that the  order  states  that  the
     apartment is rent controlled,  while  the  registration  states  that  the
     apartment it is rent stabilized,  and  that  the  order  lists  the  wrong
     address.

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

     Pursuant to Section 2526.1(a)(2)(ii) of the Rent Stabilization  Code,  any
     complaint based upon overcharges occurring prior to the date of filing  of
     the initial apartment registration must be filed within 90 days of service 
     of the apartment registration on the tenant.

     In this case,  the  tenant  has  acknowledged  receipt  of  the  apartment
     registration on June 25, 1984 and failed to file her complaint within 90 







          DOCKET NUMBER: CA 41005-RT
     days of service of this  notice.   There  is  no  provision  in  the  Rent
     Stabilization Law or Code for extending the time within which  the  tenant
     may file a  challenge  to  the  initial  registration.   The  Commissioner
     therefore finds  that  the  Administrator  properly  determined  that  the
     tenant's challenge to the initial registration was untimely filed.

     The Commissioner notes that the  Administrator  did  not  state  that  the
     apartment is rent controlled, but rather stated  that  the  apartment  was
     registered at the rent controlled rent and  that  the  complaint  tenant's
     initial rent was the lawful initial regulated rent for the apartment under 
     rent stabilization.

     The Commissioner further notes that the Administrator's order  incorrectly
     listed  the  tenant's  mailing  address  as  the  subject  premises.   The
     Administrator's order is hereby modified to list the subject  premises  as
     One University Place, Apartment 14P, New York, NY 10003.

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

     ORDERED, that this petition be and the  same  hereby  is  denied  and  the
     District Rent Administrator's order be and the same hereby is modified  to
     the extent hereinabove indicated.

     ISSUED:










                                                                   
                                            ELLIOT SANDER
                                         Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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