DOCKET NO.:  CE410064RT
                              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. CE410064RT
                                          :   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
            V. SERMAKASHEV,                   DOCKET NO. 7MBC00395M (7M11782M)
                            PETITIONER    :   
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative review of 
     an order issued concerning the housing accommodations 84 East 7th Street, 
     Apt. 4, New York, NY.

     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.

     In the May 13, 1988 order being appealed herein, the Administrator affirmed 
     the August 27, 1987 order which had found the owner was eligible to 
     increase the Maximum Base Rent (MBR) for 1986-1987.

     The tenant had challenged the August 27, 1987 order, not on the basis that 
     the owner was not eligible, but because the owner had allegedly miscalcu 
     lated the new MBR and/or MCR (Maximum Collectible Rent).  Accordingly, the 
     Administrator in affirming the eligibility order stated that the "tenant 
     may file enclosed form A-1 to determine maximum base rent."

     In this appeal, the tenant contends that the MCR exceeds the MBR, in 
     violation of the Rent and Eviction Regulations.

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

     The August 21, 1987 order of eligibility did not establish any specific 
     rent for the subject apartment.  It merely stated the owner's right to 
     increase the MBR and MCR by certain percentages.  Therefore, the tenant's 
     contention that the owner miscalculated the MBR and/or the MCR was not a 
     true challenge of the validity of the Administrator's order.  Therefore, 
     the Administrator properly affirmed that order on May 13, 1988 which is now 
     on appeal.  

     Similarly, the contention in this petition that the owner computed the MCR 
     so as to exceed the MBR is not an allegation of any error of fact or law in 
     the Administrator's order.








          DOCKET NO.:  CE410064RT

     The record indicates that the landlord has modified her prior calculation 
     of the MBR and MCR.  If the tenant still feels the landlord has miscalcu 
     lated either the MBR or the MCR, the proper remedy is to file an A-1 Form 
     to have the proper MBR determined.

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

     ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and the same 
     hereby is, denied, and that the order of the Rent Administrator be and the 
     same hereby is, affirmed.

     ISSUED:


                                                                               
                                                     JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                     Deputy Commissioner
      
    

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