ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EE130004RO

                                 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.: EE130004RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: DJ120020BO (7M06122Q)
            KINGSWOOD MANAGEMENT CORP.
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 92-05 Whitney Avenue, various apartments, 
          Elmhurst, 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, DJ120020BO was 
          issued on April 6, 1990.  In that order, the Administrator affirmed 
          conditionally the finding of 7M06122Q issued July 8, 1986, that the 
          owner be eligible for a 1986/87 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) increase.  
          The Administrator ordered that, due to the owner's failure to 
          timely pay the MBR Fee, the owner thus be denied eligibility.

               The owner claims on appeal that a Delinquent Fee Notice 
          (Notice) sent by the Administrator to the owner allows the owner to 
          make a late payment of the fee without penalty.  The owner also 
          claims that the order is confusing on its face, and that it had to 
          make a telephone request to the administrator for clarification.   

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

















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EE130004RO

               The language of the Notice sent by the Administrator to the 
          owner does not in the Commissioner's opinion state or imply that 
          the owner can make late payment of the fee without losing 
          eligibility to collect the 1986/87 MBR increase.

               7MO6122Q granted the owner eligibility to raise the 1986/87 
          MBRs at the subject premises, such eligibility contingent upon the 
          owner's satisfaction of various conditions.  The Commissioner is of 
          the opinion that, as the owner failed to pay the MBR Fee in a 
          timely fashion the owner did not satisfy all the conditions upon 
          which its eligibility depended, and that the Administrator was thus 
          correct in finding that the owner had failed to satisfy all the 
          conditions of its eligibility and that its eligibility should thus 
          be denied.   

               Moreover, an examination of the record reveals that, on 
          September 29, 1989, the Administrator issued an order, also under 
          Docket # 7M06122Q, which specifically denied the owner eligibility 
          due to its failure to timely file the MBR Fee.  The owner admits 
          that a phone conversation with the Administrator disclosed the 
          intent of the order which was to affirm an order denying 
          eligibility, issued by the Administrator on September 29, 1989 
          under the Docket No. 7MO6122Q.  The owner has thus conceded that it 
          did not pay the registration fee in a timely manner, and that it 
          was aware of the findings and intent of the Administrator's order 
          under review herein. 

               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.

          ISSUED:







                                                                             
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
    

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