Docket Number: FE-420314-RT
                                 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.:  FE  420314-RT
                                            :  
           MATTHEW KEYES,                      DRO DOCKET NO.: BL  422848-BR
                                            :         
                                               PREMISES: 400 East 52  Street
                              PETITIONER     :              Apt.   No.   1-I
        ------------------------------------X             New   York,   N.Y.
                   
           ORDER AND OPINION REVOKING COMMISSIONER'S ORDER OF DISMISSAL 
               AND REJECTING THE PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May 22, 1991, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a  Petition
        for Administrative Review of an order issued on April 19,  1991,  by
        the Rent Administrator of the District Rent Office located at  Gertz
        Plaza, Jamaica, NY.

        On June 12, 1991, the  Commissioner  issued  an  Order  and  Opinion
        dismissing the proceeding as not being filed within 35 days  as  set
        forth in Operational Bulletin 84-1.  

        Following  the  issuance  of  the  order,  by  letter  undated,  the
        petitioner-tenant, requested that the Dismissal  Order  be  reviewed
        and the Petition reconsidered.  The petitioner-tenant contended that 
        the petition was timely in that it  was  filed  within  thirty  five
        days.  A review of the Division records discloses that the  petition
        was filed on May 22, 1991.

        It is noted that the petition contains procedural defects in that it 
        fails to set forth the names and address of the  owner  affected  by
        the petition, and fails  to  include  a  copy  of  the  order  being
        appealed.  

        Based on the above, it is the opinion of the Commissioner  that  the
        filing of the  Petition  for  Administrative  Review  by  the  owner
        complies  with  the  thirty-five  (35)  day  filing  requirement  of
        Operation Bulletin 84-1.

        Pursuant to Operational Bulletin 84-1, the Commissioner  may  review
        an order where the order was the result  of  irregularity  in  vital
        matters such as, in this instance, the timely filing of the tenant's 
        petition for Administrative Review.

        Based on the foregoing, this order is issued pursuant to Operational 
        Bulletin 84-1 based on an irregularity in vital matters in that  the
        petitioner-tenant  timely  filed  its  petition  for  Administrative
        Review.  Said order revokes the June 12, 1991, dismissal order.


        However, the petition under Docket Number FE  420314-RT,  is  hereby
        rejected pursuant to Operational Bulletin 84-1, since  it  fails  to
        set forth the names  and  address  of  the  owner  affected  by  the






          Docket Number: FE-420314-RT
        petition, and fails to include a copy of the order being appealed.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Laws of 
        1983, as amended by Chapter 102, Laws of  1984,  as  implemented  by
        Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

        ORDERED, that the petition is hereby rejected, without prejudice  to
        the right of the Petitioner to refile  properly  within  thirty-five
        (35) days from the date of this notice.

        NOTE:  Should the Petitioner refile the petition,  the  papers  must
        include a copy of the Rent Administrator's Order and must  reference
        the docket number of this order and opinion rejecting  the  Petition
        for Administrative Review.

        PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to  fully  comply  with  all
        requirements  for  a  proper  administrative  appeal,   within   the
        specified time limit,  there  will  be  no  further  opportunity  of
        refile.  A late refiling or one that does not  meet  all  procedural
        requirements may be dismissed with prejudice.

        The petitioner is hereby cautioned that it shall be insufficient  to
        attempt to comply with this order by  resubmitting  a  copy  of  the
        petition which has been rejected.  A  new  filing  is  required  and
        failure to so refile in compliance with all procedural  requirements
        within 35 days may result in a dismissal of the proceeding.

        Should Petitioner be unable  to  correct  the  procedural  defect(s)
        indicated herein above within  the  35  days  refiling  period,  the
        Petitioner must nevertheless  refile  within  the  stated  35  days,
        setting forth the reason why the defect(s) could not be cured as  of
        the time of refiling and request an  extension  of  time  within  to
        perfect the appeal.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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