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.: EC420216RT 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT             
          Susan M. Cohen                          ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: CL420050BT
                                                       BL421579BR
                                   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 known as 210 West 21 Street, New York, Apartment 
          2FE.

              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 is whether the 
          Administrator's order was correct.

              The tenant residing at the subject premises filed with the 
          Administrator a challenge to the order granting the owner 
          eligibility to raise Maximum Base Rents (MBRs) at the subject 
          premises for the 1988/89 cycle, said order issued on 10-7-88 under 
          docket #BL421579BR.  Based on the tenants challenge, the 
          Administrator issued the order under review herein on February 9, 
          1990, under Docket #CL420050BT, in which order the Administrator 
          affirmed the owner's eligibility.  In that order the Administrator 
          determined that the owner had certified to the timely clearance of 
          sufficient number of violations from the subject premises.  The 
          Administrator also determined that the owner has met the prescribed 
          operating maintenance and essential services requirements in order 
          to qualify him for an effective date of 1-1-88.

              In her PAR the tenant alleges that the order of eligibility was 












          Docket No. EC420216RT
          not served on her, that the, notice of increase was not timely, and 
          that the Administrator's order did not specify its basis.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 
          denied.  In the cycle in question MBR orders of eligibility were 
          served on tenants by this agency, rather than by the owner.

              Despite the tenants contentions made on appeal an examination 
          of the records reveals that the owner submitted to D.H.C.R. a 
          Master Building Rent schedule (DHCR form RMB-92) within sixty (60) 
          days of the service of DHCR form RN-26's or RN=26 upon the affected 
          tenant's.  The credible evidence of record indicates that the 
          required notice was timely served.

              The record shows that the administrator was sufficiently 
          specific in stating the basis for the owner's eligibility for MBR 
          increases which was the owner's compliance with the requirements 
          for such eligibility.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of 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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