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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FF120426RT

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
               LILLY STEINER                      ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: EH120060BO


               The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 37-06 72nd Street, Apt. 4F, Jackson 
          Heights, 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, EH120060BO was 
          issued on April 12, 1991.  In that order, the Administrator revoked 
          the finding of DL122112BR, issued August 3, 1990, that the owner be 
          denied eligibility for a 1990/91 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.  The owner challenged the Administrator's denial of 
          eligibility, submitting evidence that was, in the Administrator's 
          opinion probative of the clearance of the requisite number of 
          violations from the subject premises.  The tenant filed an appeal 
          to the Administrator's order restoring eligibility.

               On appeal the tenant charges that various violations persist 
          at the subject premises.  Specifically, the tenant maintains that 
          the following conditions exist:  "No heat", "The elevator door on 
          the 5th floor doesn't close", "No coffee shop attached to 
          building", "Indian restaurant attracts mice in the building", 
          "Violation in 1990."

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FF120426RT

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

               On appeal the tenant alleges five separate violations.  An 
          examination of the List of Pending violations (LPV), the list of 
          violations outstanding against the subject premises as of January 
          1, 1989 discloses that of the five alleged violations, only one had 
          been reported, and the link between the reported violation (mice in 
          the kitchen of apartment 3F) and the tenant's allegation (a 
          restaurant on the ground floor of the subject premises attracting 
          mice) is, in the Commissioner's opinion, tenuous. 

               The Commissioner notes that, pursuant to Section 2202.3(h) of 
          the New York City Rent and Eviction Regulations the owner is 
          generally only responsible for those violations of record as of one 
          year before the effective date of the order of eligibility (in the 
          instant proceeding the effective date is January 1, 1990.  Thus the 
          owner was responsible for those violations of record as of January 
          1,1989).  Thus, the tenant's allegation on appeal of "Violation in 
          1990", is, if interpreted to mean that a new violation was reported 
          in 1990 for the first time, irrelevant to the owner's eligibility 
          to raise MBRs at the subject premises for 1990/91.

               The tenant alleges on appeal that the elevator door on the 
          fifth floor is malfunctioning.  The Commissioner notes that the 
          tenant lives on the fourth floor.  The Commissioner further notes 
          that the tenant has filed this appeal on behalf of herself only and 
          not as a tenants' representative, and that no other tenants have 
          appealed the Administrator's order granting eligibility.

               The allegation "No coffee shop attached to building" is, in 
          the Commissioner's opinion too vague and ambiguous to be considered 
          on appeal.  

               The Commissioner further notes that the Administrator's order 
          being appealed herein was not appealed by any other tenant. 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the owner was not 
          prejudiced by the Administrator's failure to serve it with a 
          Request for Additional Information at the owner's proper address.

               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 

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FF120426RT

          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner           


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