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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FA420225RT

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: CI420001BO
             THOMAS J. YAGER                           (7M11787M)


               The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 51 West 87th Street, Apt. 7, New York, N.Y.

               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, CI420001BO was 
          issued on December 21, 1990.  In that order, the Administrator 
          revoked the finding of 7M11787M, issued August 12, 1988, that the 
          owner be denied eligibility for a 1986/87 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.  Order #7M11787M had revoked a previous order of 
          eligibility issued by the Administrator on June 1, 1987.  Under 
          docket # CI420001BO the Administrator determined that, contrary to 
          its finding under 7M11787M the owner had submitted sufficient 
          evidence that it had cleared violations from the subject premises. 
          The Administrator thus granted the owner eligibility to raise 
          1986/87 MBRs at the subject premises and reinstated the July 1, 
          1987 order.  

               On appeal the tenant contends that the amount of the MBR 
          increase is incorrect.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FA420225RT

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should 
          be terminated.

               In granting an owner eligibility to raise MBRs at a given 
          premises, the Administrator makes various findings.  Among these 
          findings are, that the owner has certified to the repair of a 
          minimum number of violations, that the operations and maintenance 
          expenses claimed by the owner are not excessive, and that the owner 
          is maintaining essential services at the subject premises.

               One finding the Administrator does not make in granting 
          eligibility is the dollar amount of the rent to be charged the 
          subject tenant. 

               An examination of the record reveals that the sole issue 
          raised by the tenant on appeal, and elaborated upon by the tenant 
          in subsequent submissions to the Administrator, is the allegedly 
          excessive amount of the MBR increase.

               The Commissioner is therefore of the opinion that this 
          proceeding should be terminated, inasmuch as the tenant has failed 
          to substantively appeal any of the Administrator's findings made in 
          its granting the owner eligibility.

               The tenant is advised to file a Request for a Rent 
          Registration update, in order to determine the amount of the 
          monthly rent for the subject apartment.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations, it is 

               ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 
          terminated, and that the order of the Rent Administrator be, and 
          the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner    

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