Docket No. GA130138RO
                                    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.: GA130138RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
          Frank J. Pizza                          ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          Agent for Kreisel Co., Inc.             NO.: FI120009BO(DL122148BR)
           
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                     AND MODIFYING ADMINISTRATOR'S ORDER IN PART



              The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 48-25 43rd Street, Various Apartments, 
          Queens, New York.

              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, FI120009BO was issued 
          on December 20, 1991.  In that order, the Administrator affirmed 
          the finding of DL122148BR issued August 28, 1991, that the owner be 
          granted eligibility to raise MBRs at the subject premises for 
          1990/91, albeit at a later effective date (April 1, 1990), due to 
          the owner's failure to timely file with the Administrator a copy of 
          the Operations and Maintenance and Essential Services (O & M) 
          Certification.

              On appeal, the owner contends that he did file the O & M 
          Certification.  The owner made this same contention before the 
          Administrator at Challenge.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition for 
          Administrative review should be granted, and that the  












          Docket No. GA130138RO

          Administrator's order should be modified in part.

              An examination of the record reveals that the owner submitted 
          the O & M Certification was placed in the file and was logged in by 
          a DHCR employee.

              The Commissioner is thus of the opinion that, as there was 
          evidence that the O & M Certification was filed by the owner on a 
          timely basis and inasmuch as this evidence was available to the 
          Administrator, the Administrator was therefore in error in finding 
          that the owner had failed to file the O & M Certification on a 
          timely basis and thus postponing the owner's eligibility.

              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, granted in part, and that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed in part and 
          modified in part, to the extent that the effective date of the 
          Administrator's order #FI120009BO is January 1, 1990.  This order 
          is issued subject to the same terms and conditions as FI120009BO, 
          which order is affirmed and modified herein.  The affected tenants 
          are directed to refund to the owner all rent arrears withheld by 
          the tenants, either in a lump sum or in four payments accompanying 
          the next four monthly rental payments.

          ISSUED:



                                                                            
                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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