ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EA420216RT


                                  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.: EA420216RT 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: BL425949BR
            STEVEN & DEBORAH SHAPIRO
                                  PETITIONERS

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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named tenants filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 340 West 57th Street, Apt. 3G, New York, 
          N.Y.

               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, BL425949BR was 
          issued on November 3, 1989.  In that order, the Administrator 
          granted the owner eligibility for a 1988/89 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) 
          increase, due to the owner's meeting the violation certification 
          requirements necessary to the owner's being granted an MBR 
          increase.

               On appeal, the tenants contend that the new Maximum 
          Collectible Rent (MCR) computed by the owner in its Notices of 
          Increase for MCR for 1988 and 1989 are in contradiction of 
          Administrator's orders ##BK420001BT and BK420725R.

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
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EA420216RT

               In the order under appeal herein the Administrator ruled that 
          the owner was eligible to raise MBRs at the subject premises for 
          the 1988/89 cycle.  The Commissioner is of the opinion that in the 
          above-mentioned order the Administrator did not make any additional 
          findings as to the correct amount of the MCR increase.

               The Commissioner notes that the tenants state on appeal that 
          the MCR computed by the owner violates "the (orders issued by the 
          Administrator under) Docket Numbers BK420001BT (and) BK420725(R)".  
          An examination of the record discloses that BK420001BT was filed by 
          the tenants as a Challenge to an Administrator's order granting the 
          owner eligibility to raise MBRs at the subject premises for a 
          previous MBR cycle and that an Administrator's order denying the 
          tenant's Challenge (and thus affirming the Administrator's previous 
          grant of eligibility) was not issued until May 23, 1991-nearly one 
          and one half years after the filing date of the instant appeal.  
          This examination also discloses that BK420725R was issued by the 
          Administrator in a separate proceeding, and is currently under 
          appeal by the owner.

               Inasmuch as BK420001BT was pending before the Administrator at 
          the date the instant appeal was filed, and BK420725R concerns a 
          separate proceeding the Commissioner is of the opinion that these 
          orders are irrelevant to the instant proceeding.  An examination of  
          the record additionally reveals that the tenants have made these 
          contentions for the first time on appeal, despite the fact that the 
          Administrator's order # BK420725R, was issued nearly one year 
          before the tenants filed the instant Challenge.

               The Commissioner further notes that the tenants on appeal do 
          not dispute the Administrator's finding that the owner has 
          satisfied those requirements necessary to it being granted 
          eligibility.

               The tenant is advised to file a request for a Rent 
          Registration update, in order to determine the amount of the 
          monthly rent for the subject apartment.

               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 






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EA420216RT

          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:



                                                                         
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
           






    

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