Docket No. EB120320RO

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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: EB120320RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
          NRK Management Corp.                    ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: DG120186BO(BL127921BR)


              The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 69-40 Yellowstone Boulevard, Various 
          Apartments, Queens, New York.

              The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record an 
          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 Administrator's order being appealed, DG120186BO was issued 
          on January 26, 1990.  In that order, the Administrator affirmed the 
          finding of BL127921BR, issued June 22, 1989, that the owner be 
          denied eligibility for a 1988/89 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) increase, 
          due to the owner's failure to meet the violation certification 
          requirements necessary to the owner's being granted an MBR increase 
          specifically, that there was a rent impairing violation at the 
          subject premises.

              On appeal, the owner argues that it had already submitted 
          documentation to the Administrator in order to prove its compliance 
          with the Violation Certification (VC) requirements.  The owner 
          concludes its argument by stating that the Administrator was thus 
          in error in finding that the owner has failed to meet VC 

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

          Docket No. EB120320RO


              The applicable provisions of the New York City Administrative 
          Code State that, in order to receive eligibility to increase the 
          MBR on a particular premises, the owner must certify that all rent 
          impairing violations at the subject premises of record one year 
          before the effective date of the Administrator's order of 
          eligibility have been repaired by six months before the effective 
          date, at the latest.  In the instant proceeding, all rent impairing 
          violations of record on January 1, 1987 had to have been repaired 
          as of June 1, 1987.

              An examination of the file reveals that one rent impairing 
          violation (#185) was first reported to the New York City Department 
          of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) on December 31, 1986.  
          An HPD inspection conducted on September 6, 1988 disclosed that 
          violation #185 had not been repaired by that date.  The 
          Commissioner is thus of the opinion that, as a rent impairing 
          violation was of record as of January 1, 1987 and that the 
          violation had not been repaired by June 1, 1987, the Administrator 
          was correct in finding that the owner had not submitted sufficient 
          VC documentation, and that the owner's eligibility to raise the 
          1988/89 MBR at the subject premises should be denied.

              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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