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                                  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.:  DH 810399 RO

                  BEBLAT ASSOCIATION,
                                                  DISTRICT RENT ORDER
                                                  DOCKET NO.:  YBE-8-1-0012/RV
                                  PETITIONER      TENANTS:  JOHN AND GRACE
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On August 7, 1989,  the  above  named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          July 13, 1989 by the Rent Administrator, 55 Church Street,  White
          Plains, New York concerning housing accommodations  known  as  47
          Alta Avenue, Yonkers, New York, Apartment 2H.

          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 commenced by the tenants filing  a  complaint
          alleging, among other things, that the owner was overcharging  in
          rent.  The tenants indicated that  they  took  occupancy  of  the
          subject apartment pursuant to a lease commencing January 29, 1979 
          and expiring January 31, 1980 at a monthly rent of $303.37.

          In response, the owner asserted, among  other  things,  that  the
          tenants failed to include charges  for  he  parking  spaces  they
          held.

          The owner was subsequently directed to submit  copies  of  leases
          for the subject apartment dating from April  1,  1984  and  proof
          that it properly filed and served the apartment registration  for
          the years 1984 through 1987.  In response, the owner submitted  a
          copy of a March, 1984 rent check from the tenants in  the  amount
          of $365.67.  The owner did not submit the requested lease  copies
          or apartment registration proof.

          In the order appealed herein, the Rent Administrator  established
          the legal regulated rent based on the owner's failure to submit a 
          complete rental history and  directed  the  owner  to  refund  an
          overcharge in the amount of $3,657.55, including interest, to the 
          tenants.  The Rent Administrator determined that  the  owner  was
          not entitled to collect guideline  increases  for  the  years  in
          which it failed to file the required registration forms.

          In this petition, the owner contends, in substance, that the Rent 






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          Administrator's determination of  the  legal  regulated  rent  is
          incorrect and that rent increases from  1980  through  1984  have
          been ignored.  Along with the petition the owner submitted a copy 
          of a note which  it  asserted  was  written  by  the  tenant  and
          indicated the rent paid on December 31, 1984, and copies  of  two
          rent checks dated March 31, 1984 and May 5, 1986.  The owner  did
          not submit any copies of leases  for  the  subject  apartment  on
          appeal.

          In response, the tenants asserted, in substance,  that  the  Rent
          Administrator's order was correct.

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

          Section 2509.1 of the Tenant Protection Regulations provides:

               "Each housing accommodation subject to these  Regulation
               on April 1,  1984  shall  be  registered  by  the  owner
               thereof with the Division prior to July 1, 1984."

          Section 2509.2 of the Regulations provides:

               "An annual  statement  shall  be  filed  containing  the
               current rent for each  housing  accommodation  and  such
               other information specified in Section 2509.1  of  these
               Regulations as shall be required by the  Division.   The
               owner shall provide each tenant then in  occupancy  with
               a copy of that  portion  of  such  annual  statement  as
               pertains to the tenant's housing accommodation."

          Section 2509.3 of the Tenant Protection Regulations provides:

               "The failure to file a  proper  and  timely  initial  or
               annual rent registration statement as required  by  this
               part  shall,  until  such  time  as  such   registration
               statement is filed, bar an owner from  applying  for  or
               collecting any rent in excess  of  the  legal  regulated
               rent in  effect  on  the  date  of  the  last  preceding
               registration statement or, if no  such  statements  have
               been filed, the legal regulated rent in  effect  on  the
               date that the housing accommodation  became  subject  to
               the registration requirements of the Part.   The  filing
               of a late registration shall result in  the  prospective
               elimination of such sanctions."

          In this case, the  owner  failed  to  submit  a  complete  rental
          history for the subject apartment or proof that it had filed  and
          served the apartment registration forms.  Further,  a  review  of
          the Division's records shows that the owner  had  not  filed  the
          required   registration   statements.    Based    thereon,    the
          Commissioner finds that the owner's petition should be denied.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Emergency Tenant Protection Act 
          of 1974 and the Tenant Protection Regulations, it is

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






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