Docket No. EB430301RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: EB430301RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
          Orwell Management                       ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: DE420066BO(7MD08181M)


              The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 1 West 85th street, Various Apartments, New 
          York, New York. 

              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 Administrator's order being appealed, DE420066BO was issued 
          on January 12, 1990.  In that order, the Administrator affirmed the 
          finding of 7MD08181M, issued April 21, 1989, that the owner be 
          denied eligibility for a 1986/87 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) increase, 
          due to the owner's failure to serve upon the Administrator in a 
          timely manner an Affidavit of Service certifying that the affected 
          tenants had been timely served with notice of the owner's 
          eligibility to raise the 1986/87 MBR, said eligibility granted to 
          the owner by the Administrator in an order issued on June 29, 1988 
          under Docket #7M08181M.  In a letter to the owner dated December 
          30, 1988, the Administrator noted that the owner had failed to 
          submit an Affidavit of Service of the above-mentioned order upon 
          the affected tenants.  The letter then directed the owner to file 
          such an Affidavit with the Administrator within twenty (20) days 
          from the mailing date of the letter (i.e. by January 19, 1989) or 
          else risk revocation of the previously granted eligibility to raise 
          the 1986/87 MBR's on the affected tenants at the subject premises.  

          Docket No. EB430301RO

          The owner never submitted a Affidavit of Service in reply to the 
          December 30, 1988 letter as the Administrator thus found, in the 
          order issued on April 21, 1989.

              On appeal, the owner argues that the April 21, 1989 order 
          denying eligibility stated that the Order of Eligibility was sent 
          to the owner December 30, 1988 while the order of affirmation (the 
          order under review in the proceeding herein) states that the order 
          of eligibility was sent to the owner on June 29, 1988.  In either 
          case, the owner states that it did not receive an order of 

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

              The recapitulation of the history of this proceeding, as given 
          above illustrates that the Order of Eligibility was sent to the 
          owner on June 29, 1988 and a letter requesting the Affidavit of 
          Service of such Eligibility was sent to the owner on December 30, 

              An examination of the record reveals that the relevant 
          documents (the June 29, 1988 Order of Eligibility and the December 
          30, 1988 letter) were both addressed to the owner's proper address, 
          as indicated on the owner's petition.  There is no evidence that 
          the documents were not mailed by the Administrator.

              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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