DF 210231-RO
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. DF 210231-RO

                                              :  DISTRICT RENT OFFICE
               Solil Management Corp.,           DOCKET NO. K-3106060-T
                                                 TENANT:   Norman    Savitt
                                   PETITIONER : 


          On June  16,  1989,  the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          May 19, 1989, by  the  Rent  Administrator,  Jamaica,  New  York,
          concerning the  housing  accommodations  known  as  80  Cranberry
          Street, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment No. 5H,  wherein  the  Rent
          Administrator determined the fair market  rent  pursuant  to  the
          special fair market rent guideline New York City Rent  Guidelines
          Board for use in fair market rent appeals.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent  Administrator's  order  was

          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.  

          This proceeding was originally commenced by the filing of a  rent
          market rent appeal by the tenant in March 1984.  The tenant  took
          occupancy pursuant to  a  lease  commencing  August  1,  1983  nd
          expiring February 28, 1985 at a monthly rent of $332.47.  

          In answer, he owner submitted  documentation  indicating  that  a
          prior tenant (must) who commenced occupancy on March 1, 1977  was
          the first stabilized tenant in the subject apartment and that the 
          subject tenant's lawful.

          In Order Number K-3106060-T, the Rent Administrator adjusted  the
          initial legal regulated rent by establishing a fair  market  rent
          of $188.89 effective March 1, 1977 the commencement date  of  the
          prior tenant's initial  rent  stabilized  lease  established  the
          lawful  stabilized  rent  for  the  subject  tenant  at   $356.42
          effective March 1, 1988; and directed a refund to the  tenant  of

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the  first
          tenant following decontrol was timely served with a  DC-2  notice
          and therefore the subject tenant should not  have  been  able  to
          file a tenant's fair market rent appeal.

          DF 210231-RO

          In  answer  to  the  owner's  petition,  the  tenant  stated   in
          substance that the owner's petition should be denied.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should  be

          An examination of the record in  this  case  discloses  that  the
          owner was asked by the  Rent  Administrator  to  provide  a  DC-2
          notice but failed to do so.  Furthermore, the owner never sent  a
          copy of the alleged DC-2 notice together with this petition.

          Accordingly, the Rent Administrator's order was warranted.

          Because this determination concerns  lawful  rents  only  through
          February 28, 1990, the owner is cautioned  to  adjust  subsequent
          rents to an amount no greater than that determined  by  the  Rent
          Administrator's order plus any lawful increases, and to  register
          any adjusted rents with this order and opinion being given as the 
          explanation for the adjustment.

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


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner


          DF 210231-RO


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