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

     APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO. EA220232RO
                                           :  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
               ETHEL ATKINS,                  DOCKET NO. DJ220004BO (7MD09588K)


     The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative review of an 
     order issued concerning the housing accommodations known as 680 Watkins 
     Street, Apt. 3, Brooklyn, 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 before the Commissioner in this proceeding is whether the 
     Administrator's order was correct.

     The Administrator's order being appealed, DJ220004BO was issued on December 
     29, 1989.  In that order, the Administrator affirmed the finding of 7MD09588K 
     issued April 23, 1989, that the owner be denied eligibility for a 1986/87 
     Maximum Base Rent (MBR) increase, due to the owner's failure to timely serve 
     the Order of Eligibility upon the affected tenant.

     On appeal, the owner does not make any objections to the Administrator's 
     order being appealed herein, but rather, asks "a few questions" concerning a 
     "'withhold'" rent notice sent to the tenant, apparently in July 1989.  The 
     owner then inquires about the progress of that proceeding without identifying 
     it any further.

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

     A petition for administrative review (PAR) is an  appeal of an 
     Administrator's order.  The party filing the PAR must, within the PAR state 
     an objection to the Administrator's order and must base this objection upon 
     an allegation of mistake, either in law or fact, by the Administrator.

     In the instant proceeding the owner has not used the PAR for these purposes.  
     She has instead used it in order to make inquiries about a separate, 
     unidentified proceeding.

          DOCKET NO.:  EA220232RO

     The owner is advised to contact Central Information at 718-739-6400 in order 
     to gain information concerning any other proceeding now before this Agency.

     Note:  If the tenant has improperly failed or refused to pay rent legally 
     due, the owner's remedy for the alleged non-payment would be in the courts.

     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.


                                                     JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                     Deputy Commissioner

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