Adm. Rev. Docket No. FJ120193RT

                        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.: FJ120193RT
                                                                 
     
  ELIZABETH A. SMITH        
                      
                                     DRO DOCKET NO.: EK120236R
                                   
                                     LANDLORD: PICKMAN REALTY
                      PETITIONER               CORP.
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



            The above-named petitioner-tenant timely filed a Petition for 
            Administrative Review against an order issued on September 27, 1991, 
            by the Rent Administrator at Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York, 
            concerning housing accommodations known as apartment number 6B at 
            77-15 113 Street, Forest Hills, New York, wherein the Administrator 
            found that the maximum collectible rent (MCR) for the subject rent 
            controlled apartment had been properly determined in a series of 
            orders of eligibility and labor cost adjustment; that it was $566.77 
            effective February 1, 1991; that the landlord had stated below that 
            the actual rent charged for the garage space allocated to this 
            apartment was $14.85; and that the tenant was not being overcharged.

            The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
            has carefully considered that portion of the evidence relevant to 
            the issues raised in this administrative appeal.

            In the complaint, which was dated October 30, 1990, the tenant 
            asserted, in substance, that the rent she was being charged, 
            ($541.52 plus a fuel cost adjustment of $ 16.47 and $ 1.52 for 
            garage tax) exceeded the correctly calculated MCR for the subject 
            apartment.

            In the appealed order the Administrator found that the tenant was 
            not being overcharged and cited the four most recent orders 
            affecting the tenant's rent. The order of eligibility issued under 
            Docket Number BL122394BR which raised the MCR to $467.02 effective 
            January 1, 1988 and $502.05 effective January 1, 1989; and the labor 
            cost adjustment order (Docket Number DE120004AC) effective July 27, 
            1989, which raised the MCR to $ 516.03. The Administrator cited the 
            order of eligibility issued under Docket Number DI120247BR, which 
            raised the MCR to  $554.73, effective January 1,, 1990, and







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            $ 558.19, effective January 1, 1991; and the labor cost adjustment 
            order under Docket Number EH120007AC which raised the MCR to $566.77 
            effective February 1, 1991.

            In the PAR, the tenant argues, in substance, that her garage rent 
            should not have been added to her maximum collectible rent.

            The owner filed an answer opposing the PAR and asking, in substance, 
            that the appealed order be affirmed.

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

            The Commissioner finds that the tenant has failed to cite, either 
            below or on appeal, any error in the methodology by which her rent 
            has been fixed. 

            THEREFORE, pursuant to all of the applicable statutes and 
            regulations, it is

            ORDERED, that this Petition be, and the same hereby is denied; and 
            that the Administrator's order be and the same hereby is affirmed.

            ISSUED:




                                                                    
                                            JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                            Deputy Commissioner
















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