STATE OF NEW YORK 
                                OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: GL420195RO

                    JOSEPH KIZNER                 DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: FF520012BO
                                   PETITIONER          (DI421271BR)


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 835 West 176th Street, apartments 1F, 3B & 
          3G, New York, N.Y.

               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, FF520012BO was 
          issued on December 4, 1992.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of EL520017RE issued May 24, 1991, that the 
          owner be denied eligibility for a 1990/91 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.  The owner was previously denied eligibility for 
          1990/91 MBR increases at the subject premises by the Administrator 
          under docket # DI421271BR.  The owner subsequently refiled his 
          Violation Certification and Operation & Maintenance & Essential 
          Services Certification with the Administrator under docket # 

               On appeal the owner contends that the required violations of 
          record at the subject premises have been cleared.  The owner also 
          reserves the right to "provide further information."

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GL420195RO 

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

               The Commissioner first notes that the owner has not submitted 
          any documentary evidence on appeal in support of his assertions.

               An examination of the file discloses an inspection report 
          containing the results of an inspection of the subject premises 
          conducted on January 25, 1990 by the New York City Department of 
          Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

               The HPD inspection disclosed numerous violations at the 
          subject premises.

               Under docket # EL520071RE the owner responded to this report, 
          submitting documentary evidence of the clearance of many of the 

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the owner did not 
          prove clearance of a sufficient number of violations in order to 
          gain him eligibility to raise MBRs at the subject premises for 

               Pursuant to the relevant portion of Section 2202.3(h) of the 
          New York City Rent and Eviction Regulations, the owner must certify 
          that 80% of the non rent-impairing violations of record at the 
          subject premises, in order to gain eligibility to raise MBRs at the 
          subject premises, have been cleared.

               An examination of the record reveals that the owner in the 
          instant proceeding has failed to reach the 80% threshold.  The 
          Commissioner notes that the HPD report, as well as the evidence 
          submitted by the owner in response to that report, was examined in 
          the most favorable light possible for the owner.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that any additional 
          information provided by the owner at this late date (over 1 1/2 
          years after the end of the 1990/91 cycle) would be irrelevant to 
          the Commissioner's finding that the Administrator was correct in 
          denying the owner eligibility to raise MBRs at the subject 
          premises, due to the owner's failure to certify that a sufficient 
          number of violations were 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 

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GL420195RO 

          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner    


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