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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: EF430037RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
               MARK GREENBERG                     NOS.: 7M05803M
               REAL ESTATE CO., INC.                    CH420050BT


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 95 Perry Street, N.Y.C. 10014.

               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, CH420050BT was 
          issued on March 30, 1990.  In that order, the Administrator revoked 
          the finding of 7M05803M issued June 29, 1988, that the owner be 
          denied eligibility for a 1986/87 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 

               CH420050BT was an order issued upon the filing of a challenge 
          to the grant of eligibility, by one of the affected tenants at the 
          subject premises.

               On appeal, the owner alleges that a sufficient number of  
          violations of record at the subject premises was cleared and that 
          he is presently researching the violations with the aid of the 
          building manager.  The owner also contends that he has sent 
          correspondence to the current owner, requesting if they have in 
          their possession any records of pending MBR violations.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: EF430037RO

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

               Section 2202.3(h) of the N.Y.C. Rent & Eviction Regulations 
          provides that, in order to gain eligibility to increase MBRs at a 
          particular premises the owner must certify to the DHCR that 80%of 
          the non-rent impairing (and 100% of the Rent impairing) violations 
          of record at that particular premises one year before the effective 
          date of the order of eligibility have been repaired by six months 
          before the effective date.  In the instant proceeding, the owner 
          had to certify that 80% of the non rent impairing violations of 
          record at the subject premises as of January 1, 1985 had been 
          repaired by July 1, 1985.

               The statutorily-imposed requirements that owners "certify" to 
          the removal of violations at a given premises is more than a 
          formality that can be satisfied by the mere filing of papers.  
          Rather, the Commissioner is of the opinion that the certification 
          of the removal of violations from a given premises consists of the 
          owner's actually clearing those violations and submitting 
          certification to the Administrator attesting to same.

               An examination of the file reveals that the owner in the 
          instant proceeding has, per its contentions on appeal timely filed 
          violation certification with the Administrator.  As noted above, 
          however, the owner has not actually cleared the requisite number of 
          violations from the subject premises, and as also noted above such 
          clearance is required.

               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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