ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FH420281RT
                                  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.: FH420281RT 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NOS.: DG420403BO 
                ROBERT G. SHELLER                       BK423206BR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 210 East 68th Street, New York City 10021, 
          #6-G.

               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, DG420403BO was 
          issued on May 31,1991.  In that order, the Administrator revoked 
          the finding of BK423206BR 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 contends that, he has been advised by 
          other tenants in the building that various violations have not been 
          eliminated in order for the owner to receive a grant for the 
          1988/89 MBR cycle.

               The landlord submits that the PAR filed by the tenant, Mr. 
          Shiller, Apt. 6-G is time barred.  He claims the issue date of the 
          order is May 31, 1991, not July 26, 1991 and July 29, 1991 as 
          written by the tenant as the issue date in the tenant's PAR. 
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FH420281RT

          Landlord also claims that the PAR was not timely, and the tenant's 
          complaint is unsubstantiated, hearsay, and without basis for how 
          such Violations would affect his tenancy, even if they were true.

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

               Despite the tenant's contentions made on appeal, an 
          examination of the record reveals that the owner cleared a 
          sufficient number of violations from the subject premises so as to 
          gain eligibility to raise MBRs at the subject premises for 1988/89.

               Pursuant to Section 2202.3(h) of the New York City Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations an owner, in order to receive eligibility to 
          raise MBRs at a given premises for a given cycle must certify to 
          the Administrator that, by six months before the effective date of 
          the order of eligibility 100% of the rent-impairing and 80% of the 
          non rent-impairing violations of record against the subject 
          premises as of one year before the effective date have been 
          cleared.

               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:






                                                                      
                                             LULA M. ANDERSON 
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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