FH 410185 RO

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

      APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.: FH 410185-RO

           Maurice Herman [Windsor           DRO DOCKET NO.: ZL-005334-R
           Plaza Co.],

                                             TENANT: Sue Fisher Dailey        



      On August 15, 1991 the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Petition for 
      Administrative Review against an order issued on July 19, 1991 by the 
      District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York 
      concerning the housing accommodations known as 952 Fifth Avenue, 
      New York, New York, Apartment No. 6A, wherein the District Rent 
      Administrator determined that the owner had not overcharged the tenant 
      as of July 31, 1991.

      In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the lawful 
      stabilization rent should not be limited to the $800.00 agreed to as a 
      result of a stipulation.

      The tenant did not submit an answer to the owner's petition, although 
      given an opportunity to do so.

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

      While the Administrator's order noted that the parties had stipulated to 
      a rent of $800.00 per month from the inception of the tenancy until the 
      DHCR established the lawful rent, and while it in fact calculated the 
      rents resulting from applying Guidelines increases to written and deemed 
      leases, it listed a lawful stabilization rent of $800.00 per month for 
      all periods after the stipulation was entered into. Because the 
      stipulation was without prejudice and subject to the DHCR's final 
      determination of the lawful rent, the owner did not waive its right to 
      a rent higher than $800.00 per month.  The lawful stabilization rent is 
      $1,177.48 per month from October 1, 1985 to September 30, 1987; 
      $1,254.02 per month in a deemed lease from October 1, 1987 to September 
      30, 1989; and $1,366.88 per month in a deemed lease from October 1, 1989 
      to September 30, 1991.  

      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, 

          FH 410185 RO

      should not be amended to reflect the findings and determination made in 
      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.  Since the complainant has vacated, a copy of this order is 
      being sent to the current tenant.

      THEREFORE, in accordance with 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 be, and the same hereby is, modified in 
      accordance with this order and opinion.


                                      JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner

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