GB 110044 RO

                                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. GB 110044 RO

                                          :  DISTRICT RENT OFFICE
           Langdale Avenue Associates,       DOCKET NO. DF 110138 R
                                            
                                             TENANT: Phyllis Taormina         
                  
                            PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


      On January 31, 1992, the above-named owner filed a Petition for 
      Administrative Review ("PAR") against an order issued on January 3, 1992 
      by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodations known 
      as 270-06 81st Avenue, Queens, New York, Apartment No. 220B, wherein the 
      Administrator determined that the owner had overcharged the tenant.

      This proceeding commenced with the filing of a Tenant's Complaint of 
      Rent Overcharge and/or Excess Security Deposit, leading to the 
      aforementioned Administrator's order, which found an overcharge, tripled 
      the amount thereof as a penalty for the owner's willfulness, and ordered 
      the refund of excessive security deposited and a reduction in the rent.

      The aforementioned PAR followed.  It states in its entirety: "ABR 
      Management has been removed from the management of this property.  
      Request 30 day extension to review merits of complaint.  Must subpoena 
      records from prior management."  On March 27, 1992, the owner filed a 
      new PAR form in this same matter; it reads: "Pursuant to PAR filed on 
      1/31/92 we are requesting a 90 day extension to subpoena files from 
      prior management ABR Management Inc."  Nothing further was submitted.

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

      The PAR requests a 30-day extension for the submission of an argument on 
      the merits.  The petitioner did not supplement the PAR within that time.  
      Later another extension request was made, this for 90 days.  The owner 
      has yet to submit anything further, stating why the Administrator's 
      order is erroneous.   Accordingly the PAR is denied.

      Because this determination concerns lawful rents only through November 
      30, 1988, the owner is cautioned to adjust subsequent rents to an amount 
      no greater than that determined by the Rent Administrator's order plus 
      any lawful increases, and to register any adjusted rents with this order 
      and opinion being given as the explanation for the adjustment.

      This order may, upon the expiration of the period in which the owner may 







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      institute a proceeding pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law 
      and Rules, be filed and enforced in the same manner as a judgment or not 
      in excess of twenty percent per month thereof may be offset against any 
      rent thereafter due the owner.

      THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it is

      ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied and that 
      the order of the Rent Administrator be, and the same hereby is, 
      affirmed.  The lawful rent was $466.70 as of November 30, 1988, and the 
      total 
      refund 
      due to the tenant, as per the order of January 3, 1992, is $13,928.84.


      ISSUED:



                                                                    
                                      JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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