ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FC220029RO

                                  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.: FC220029RO 

            350 LEFFERTS REALTY                   DISTRICT RENT
            C/O DOV SANDBERG                      ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NOS.: DG220010BT
                                                        BL222907BR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 350 Lefferts Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.

               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, DG220010BT was 
          issued on February 1, 1991.  In that order, the Administrator 
          revoked the finding of BI222907BR issued June 17, 1988, that the 
          owner be granted 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.

               DG220010BT was an order issued upon the filing of a challenge 
          to the grant of eligibility, by one of the affected tenants at the 
          subject premises.

               On appeal, the owner alleges that the Administrator erred by 
          not serving it with a copy of the tenant's challenge.  The owner 
          further contends that properly executed work had been done in order 
          to remove violations and all requirements can be substantiated.

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














          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FC220029RO

               An inspection of the subject premises conducted by the New 
          York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) 
          on November 20, 1989 disclosed that, even as of that late date the 
          owner had still failed to clear the requisite number of violations 
          from the subject premises.

               The Administrator does not have a duty to serve the owner with 
          a copy of the tenant's challenge to an order granting the owner 
          eligibility to raise MBRs at a given premises for a given cycle.  
          Such service is not included in standard DHCR procedure, nor is it 
          prescribed by statute.  Moreover, the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that, inasmuch as the owner has the right to appeal before 
          the Commissioner any order issued by the Administrator upon the 
          tenant's filing of a challenge, such lack of service in no way 
          prejudices the owner's due process rights.

               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, denied, and that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner 
    

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