STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.CF610274RO
                                              :    DRO DOCKET NO.
           Bernet Associates                                 B3100313R/T
                                                   TENANT: Walter Bonneau
                               PETITIONER     :


          On June 7, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner timely refiled a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on March 
          24, 1988 by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, 
          New York concerning  the  housing  accommodation  known  as  2559
          Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx,  New  York,  Apartment  5E,  wherein  the
          Administrator determined that the owner had overcharged the tenant.

          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 in the Administrative Appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on March 27, 1984 when  the  tenant
          filed a complaint of rent overcharge.

          In answer to the complaint, the owner submitted a complete  lease
          history of the subject apartment.

          In the order here under review the Administrator determined  that
          the owner had collected an overcharge and directed the  owner  to
          refund to the tenant $699.71.

          In its appeal, the owner contends that an  overcharge  was  found
          because the Administrator failed to include  the  lease  for  the
          period June 1, 1985 through May 31, 1986.

          Although afforded the opportunity to do so, the  tenant  did  not
          respond to the appeal.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should  be


          A review of the record confirms the owner's contention  that  the
          lease for June 1, 1985 through May 31, 1986 was omitted from  the
          rent calculation chart and that a copy of said lease was submitted 
          in the proceeding before the Rent Administrator.  Reinstating the 
          above-referenced lease to the rent calculation yields the following 

               Term       Amount Charged                            Legal
          6/1/85-5/31/86     $442.60     Guideline 16:Rent $417.54  $442.60 
                                         increased by 6% for a
                                         one year renewal lease

          6/1/86-5/31/87     $460.30     Guideline 17: $442.59      $460.30
                                         plus 4% for a
                                         one year renewal lease

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds no overcharge.

          If the owner has already complied with the  Rent  Administrator's
          order and there are arrears owed to the owner, such arrears may be 
          paid by the tenant in six monthly payments.  If the tenant vacates, 
          the arrears shall be payable immediately.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is granted and 
          the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, revoked.


                                                      JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                      Deputy Commisioner


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