ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO.: FK910339RO
                                  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.: FK910339RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: EJ910225R
                FLORENCE A. NYEMITEI                                    
           
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named petitioner-owner timely filed a Petition for 
          Administrative Review of an order issued on September 6, 1991, by 
          the District Rent Administrator, 55 Church Street, White Plains, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 20 
          Chestnut Hill Avenue, Apt. 6A, White Plains, New York.

               The issue in this proceeding is whether an overcharge 
          occurred.

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

               This proceeding was commenced on October 17, 1990 by the 
          tenant's filing of a rent overcharge complaint.

               On September 6, 1991 the District Rent Administrator issued 
          order number EJ910225R finding that an overcharge had occurred.

               On appeal, the owner states, in substance, that the subject 
          apartment was decontrolled and the rental amount of $700.00 per 
          month was in keeping with increased taxes and operational cost.

               After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of 
          record, the Commissioner is of the opinion that the appeal should 
          be denied.


















          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO.: FK910339RO

               The owner alleges, the subject apartment was decontrolled and 
          with improvements to the building and an increase in taxes and 
          operating cost, the rental amount is $700.00.  On several occasions 
          the Division has requested from the owner to submit proof of her 
          allegations.  The owner has failed to submit the evidence to the 
          Division.

               It is undisputed that the subject apartment was not registered 
          in 1987.

               Under Section 2506.1 of the Tenant Protection Regulations it 
          states:

                    The legal regulated rent for the purposes
                    of determining an overcharge shall be 
                    deemed to be the rent shown in the annual
                    registration statement filed four years
                    prior to the most recent registration
                    statement, (or if more recently filed, 
                    the initial registration statement) plus
                    in each case any subsequent lawful 
                    increases and adjustments.

               Since the owner failed to submit proof of her allegations to 
          the Division, the Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition 
          should be denied.

               It is noted that a Major Capital Improvement was granted on 
          March 24, 1988, effective April 1, 1988 by the DHCR.

               The Commissioner notes that the owner raises in her petition 
          a dispute between her and the tenant regarding false statements and 
          other allegations.  The Commissioner finds these matters to be 
          irrelevant in this proceeding.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Tenant Protection 
          Regulations and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act, it is 

               ORDERED, that the landlord's appeal be, and the same hereby 
          is, denied; and that the landlord refund all monies to the tenant.

          ISSUED:



                                                                      
                                        JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                        Deputy Commissioner  
    

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