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                                  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.: FK-210001-RO

                                                 DISTRICT RENT OFFICE
               Banner Realty Co.,                DOCKET NO.: ZDB-210127-R

                                                 TENANT:   Sammy    Solomon
                                   PETITIONER    
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On November 1, 1991, the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          October 18, 1991, by the Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing  accommodations
          known as 611 Banner Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment No. 3J, 
          wherein the Rent Administrator  determined  that  the  owner  had
          overcharged the tenant.

          The Administrative Appeal is being  determined  pursuant  to  the
          provisions of Section 2526.1 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent  Administrator's  order  was
          warranted.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.  

          This proceeding was originally commenced in October 1988  by  the
          filing of a rent overcharge complaint by the tenant.   In  answer
          to the complaint, the owner submitted a complete  rental  history
          for the subject apartment.
               
          In Order Number ZDB-210127-R, the Rent  Administrator  determined
          that the tenant had been overcharged in the amount of  $1,620.92,
          and directed the owner to refund such overcharge to the tenant.

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that  there  is
          no rent overcharge in that the  Administrator  erroneously  found
          that the tenant filed a timely objection to the 1984 Initial Rent 
          Registration.  In fact, however, the  tenant  received  the  1984
          Initial Rent Registration (RR-1) and did not file  his  complaint
          until 1988.

          In answer  to  the  owner's  petition,  the  tenant  contends  in
          substance that the owner should  not  benefit  from  a  technical
          error.







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

          An examination of the record in  this  case  discloses  that  the
          tenant was served with a 1984 initial apartment registration 
          (RR-1) and did not file a timely objection thereto.   The  tenant
          filed  an  overcharge  complaint  in  1988  and   therefore   the
          Administrator should have only gone back four years to  determine
          if an overcharge occurred.  An examination of  the  record  since
          1984 reveals that the tenant's rent remained at $344.28 from 1984 
          to date because the tenant is a SCRIE tenant.   Accordingly,  the
          tenant was not overcharged.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition for  administrative  review  be,  and
          the  same  hereby  is,  granted,  that  the  order  of  the  Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby  is,  revoked,  and  it  is
          found that no rent overcharge occurred.

          ISSUED:



                                                                      
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                     
































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