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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FA420100RT

                    RENA ADAMS                    DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: DG420304BO

                              DENYING PETITION IN PART

               The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 61 West 10th Street, Apt. 5E, New York, 

               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, DG420304BO was 
          issued on December 7, 1990.  In that order, the Administrator 
          revoked the finding of BL427737BR, issued June 22, 1989, that the 
          owner be denied eligibility for a 1988/89 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 increase.

               On appeal the tenant alleges that numerous violations have not 
          been cleared by the owner.  The tenant also questions whether the 
          Administrator's grant of eligibility is based on inspections of 
          both ##59 and 61 West 10th Street, or only of one of the named 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should 
          be granted in part, and denied in part.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FA420100RT

               The Commissioner notes that the owner was granted eligibility 
          in the proceeding under review herein based on the owner's 
          submission below of two inspection reports, the first report 
          indicating that 59 West 10th Street was inspected by the New York 
          City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) on 
          August 15, 1990 and the second report indicating that HPD inspected 
          59 West 10th Street on October 11 and 18, 1990.  These reports 
          indicate that the owner had cleared a sufficient number of 
          violations from 59 West 10th Street in order to gain eligibility to 
          raise MBRs at those premises.

               An examination of the record discloses that,instead of being 
          a "range address", 59 and 61 West 10th Street (the latter being the 
          residence of the subject tenant) are, in the eyes of the HPD and 
          this Agency two separate buildings.  Despite this fact, manifested 
          by the fact that each building bears a separate Multiple Dwelling 
          Registration # the owner apparently sought to certify the two 
          buildings as one "range address."  As proof of its eligibility for 
          MBR increase at both buildings, the owner submitted the above- 
          discussed reports of MBR inspections of one building.  This 
          examination further discloses the existence of numerous violations 
          against 61 West 10th Street, and the fact that these violations, 
          unlike those outstanding against 59 West 10th Street, were not 
          cleared so as to gain the owner eligibility to raise MBRs at that 
          premises.  The Commissioner notes that, throughout this proceeding 
          the subject premises has been referred to as "59-61 West 10th 
          Street" by all the parties to this proceeding. 

               The Commissioner is thus of the opinion that this petition 
          should be granted in part inasmuch as the owner has cleared the 
          requisite number of violations from 59 West 10th Street and denied 
          in part, inasmuch as the owner has failed to clear the requisite 
          number of vioaltions from 61 West 10th Street.

               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, granted in part, and that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, revoked in part, to the 
          extent that the Commissioner is of the opinion that the owner has 
          failed to clear a sufficient number of violations from 61 West 10th 
          Street in order to gain for itself eligibility to raise MBRs at 
          that premises for 1988/89; and that this petition for 
          administrative review be, and the same hereby is, denied in part, 

          and that the order of the Rent Administrator be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed in part, to the extent that the Commissioner is 

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FA420100RT

          of the opinion that the owner has proven its eligibility to raise 
          MBRs for 1988/89 at 59 West 10th Street.

               This order is granted in part, the owner is directed to refund 
          any and all excess rents collected from the subject tenant pursuant 
          to DG420304BO to the tenant in a lump sum, within thirty (30) days 
          from the date of issuance of this order.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner 


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