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                                  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

          ------------------------------------X  SJR 5483 
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEALS OF                             DOCKET NOS.  EB  130406-RO,
                                                             EC  130415  RO,
                                                             EC  130417  RO,
                                                             EC  130418  RO,
                                                             EC 130419 RO &
                                              :               EC   130485-RO
                                                 D.R.O.     DOCKET      NOS.
                                                 BG 130677, 679 & 683-686-
                                                 OM 

                              PAMENAR REALTY    
                                 PETITIONER   :  
          ------------------------------------X 

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On March 2, 8, and 23, 1990, the above-referenced owner filed 
          petitions for administrative review of orders issued  on  February
          28, March 1, and March 19,  1990  by  the  Rent  Administrator  in
          Jamaica, New York, pertaining to the housing accommodations  known
          as 20-18, 20-20, 20-14 and 20-10 146th Street and  20-11  &  20-21
          Parsons Boulevard, all in Whitestone, Queens, in which orders  the
          Administrator had granted  the  owner's  applications  for  rental
          increases based on  completion  of  a  major  capital  improvement
          ("MCI"). 

               The owner later filed a petition  under  Article  78  of  the
          Civil Practice Law and Rules, in which it  requested  the  Supreme
          Court to direct the  above-referenced  Division  expeditiously  to
          determine the owner's administrative appeals.  

               On May 7, 1991, an order was signed by Justice H.  A.  Posner
          so directing the Division.

               These  proceedings  were  commenced  when  the  owner   filed
          applications for rent increases based on an MCI, on July 29, 1987. 
          The  ensuing  orders  made  their  respective   rental   increases
          effective  as  of  March  1,  1990;  petitioner  now  appeals  the
          selection of that effective date.  

               Each PAR simply recites the dates of the owner's  application
          and of the effectiveness of the order, pointing out that the order 
          lacks a "retroactive date".




               After careful consideration of the record as it  pertains  to
          this  issue,  the  Commissioner  is  of  the  opinion  that  these






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          petitions should be denied.

               Prior to its dispositive section, each order relates that the 
          owner "was instructed on January  14,  1990  to  complete  missing
          information [on his application for a  rental  increase]  and  re-
          serve the tenants . . . . [T]enants were re-served on January  18,
          1990."   The  record  reveals  that  the  aforementioned   missing
          information consisted of part 4 of the application,  in  which  an
          owner must specify the item involved, explain why it was  required
          and state its beginning and completion dates and  its  cost.  That
          vital information was not presented to the tenants  until  January
          18, 1990.

               Adjustments of legal regulated  rent--such  as  the  increase
          granted to the owner herein--become effective on t e  first  rent-
          payment date occurring 30 days after filing  of  the  application.
          The  above-referenced  Division  does   not   consider   any   MCI
          application to be filed until it  has  also  been  served  on  the
          tenants.  In this case a vital portion was omitted, vitiating  the
          1987 service, and the first rent-payment date  occurring  30  days
          after proper service was indeed March 1, 1990, the effective  date
          in the Administrator's orders.  No other error being  assigned  by
          petitioner to these orders, it is   

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law  and
          Code, it is 

               ORDERED, that these petitions be, and the  same  hereby  are,
          denied, and the decisions of the Rent Administrator, affirmed. 

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner
                                          



                                          





















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