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. EF210221RO


           Llewellyn Phillip,                  District Rent Office
                                               Docket No. K000917R

                                               Tenant: Paulette D. Bazil
                               PETITIONER
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


      On June 19, 1990, the above-named owner filed a Petition for 
      Administrative Review of an order issued by the District Rent 
      Administrator on May 16, 1990 concerning the housing accommodations 
      known as 1908 Newkirk Avenue, Apartment C4, Brooklyn, New York wherein 
      the Administrator determined that the owner had overcharged the tenant.

      A search of the record reveals that the Rent Administrator, on February 
      26, 1985 issued an order granting the fair market rent appeal of a prior 
      tenant of this housing accommodation.  That order, under Docket No. 
      CTA0155, established a fair market rent of $252.66 effective May 15, 
      1981, and directed the owner to refund excess rents totalling $2017.06 
      to the tenant and to roll back the rent to the stabilized rent 
      consistent with that decision.  No PAR was filed against that order.

      This proceeding was commenced by the filing of a rent overcharge 
      complaint by the current tenant in March 1985.  The tenant took 
      occupancy on September 1, 1983 under a lease commencing on September 1, 
      1983 an expiring on August 31, 1984, at a monthly rent of $430.00.

      In the order here under review, Docket #K000917-R dated May 16, 1990, 
      the Administrator determined that the tenant had been overcharged the 
      sum of $34,061.89, including treble damages on those overcharges 
      collected on and after April 1, 1984.

      In the instant petition, the owner contends that Docket No. CTA0155 
      should be reversed, and the fair market rent recalculated based on new 
      submissions.  The owner does not raise any objection to the finding of 
      overcharge in Docket #K000917-R.















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

      The Commissioner finds that the determination of fair market rent under 
      Docket #CTA0155, dated February 26, 1985, is res judicata; the owner did 
      not timely appeal it, and he may no longer challenge it.

      Since the owner has raised no objection to the instant overcharge order, 
      under Docket No. K000917-R, the petition herein must be denied.

      THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it is

      ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied.



      ISSUED:


                                                                              
                                              JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                              Deputy Commissioner
    

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