FL410245RT

                                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.: FL410245RT

           Joseph Ciabotte,                  DRO DOCKET NO.: DL410106R

                                             OWNER: Jack Resnick & Sons,      
                             PETITIONER             Inc.,
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          ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


      On December 16, 1991, the above-named tenant filed a Petition for 
      Administrative Review against an order of a Rent Administrator, issued 
      on December 12, 1991, concerning the housing accommodations known as 430 
      East 72nd Street, New York, New York, Apartment No. 33, wherein the 
      Administrator determined that the owner had overcharged the tenant by a 
      total of $625.94 including interest.

      This case originated in December of 1989, with the tenant's Complaint of 
      Rent Overcharge and/or Excess Security Deposit.  The ensuing order, here 
      appealed, was based in part on the finding that a previous order, 
      reducing the rent herein, due to a service decrease, had been rescinded 
      in that regard effective November 1, 1989.  The petitioner here argues 
      that that rental reduction had not in fact been rescinded so that the 
      amount of the overcharge should have been greater.

      The record contains no landlord's response on the merits of that 
      argument.

      After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
      this petition should be granted.

      The order recites that the rent, previously reduced to $291.50, was 
      restored (to $362.69) by the order docketed at number EC430126OR.  That 
      order, however, did not restore the rent for the subject apartment.  
      Where the Administrator found no overcharge from November 1, 1989 to 
      January 31, 1991, then, the Commissioner now finds a monthly overcharge 
      of $71.19, yielding, with interest, and excess security, a total 
      overcharge for that period of $1,067.85.  Adding that figure to the 
      Administrator's aforementioned total for the time preceding the lease in 
      question, yields a new total overcharge of $1,693.79.  In addition the 
      rent remains frozen at $291.50 until an order is issued restoring the 
      rent due to a service restoration.

      The owner is directed to reflect the findings and determinations made in 
      this order on all future registration statements, including those for 
      the current year if not already filed, citing this order as the basis 
      for the change.  Registration statements already on file, however, 
      should not be amended to reflect the findings and determinations made in 







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      this order.  The owner is further directed to adjust subsequent rents to 
      an amount no greater than that determined by this order plus any lawful 
      increases.

      This order may, upon the expiration of the period in which the owner may 
      institute a proceeding pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law 
      and Rules, be filed and enforced in the same manner as a judgment or not 
      more than 20 percent per month thereof may be offset against any rent 
      thereafter due the owner.

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

      ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is granted and that 
      the Rent Administrator's order is hereby modified as set forth above. 
      The total overcharge through January 31, 1991 including interest and 
      excess security is $1,693.79.


      ISSUED:



                                                                  
                                      JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Deputy Commissioner
    

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