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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: GL620172RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: EH620218BO
             WEINREB MANAGEMENT                        (DK620757BR)


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 1221 College Avenue, various apartments, 
          Bronx, 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, EH620218BO was 
          issued on November 13, 1992.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of DK620757BR, issued August 3, 1990, 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.

               On appeal the owner contends that, contrary to the 
          Administrator's finding a sufficient number of violations were 
          cleared from the subject premises in order to obtain for the owner 
          of those premises eligibility to raise MBRs for 1990/91.  As 
          evidence of this contention the owner submits on appeal an 
          Affidavit from the "supervisor" (sic) of the subject premises, the 
          affiant testifying therein that a sufficient number of violations 
          at the subject premises were cleared.  The Affidavit is dated 
          December 16, 1992.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GL620172RO

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

               Pursuant to Section 2202.3(h) of the New York City Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations an owner of a premises, in order to gain 
          eligibility to raise MBRs at that premises for a particular cycle, 
          must certify to the Administrator that, by six months before the 
          effective date of the order of eligibility at the latest, all of 
          the rent-impairing and at least 80% of the non rent-impairing 
          violations of record against the subject premises as of one year 
          before the effective date, have been cleared.

               In the instant proceeding, the effective date of the order of 
          eligibility is January 1, 1990.  The owner was therefore obligated 
          to certify to the Administrator that, by June 30, 1989 the 
          requisite number of rent-impairing and non rent-impairing 
          violations of record against the subject premises as of January 
          1,1989 had been cleared.

               A List of Pending Violations discloses that, as of January 
          1,1989 there were three rent-impairing and 52 non rent-impairing 
          violations of record against the subject premises.  The owner was 
          therefore obligated to clear all three rent-impairing violations 
          and 42 (52 X 80% = 41.6) non rent-impairing violations in order to 
          obtain eligibility.

               On August 11 & 15, 1989, the New York City Department of 
          Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) conducted an inspection 
          of the subject premises.  The HPD inspector noted that 14 of the 
          violations (including one rent-impairing violation) had been 
          cleared.  An inspection conducted by the HPD on October 10, 1990 
          disclosed that, in the intervening time no additional violations 
          had been cleared.  

               As noted above the supervisor's Affidavit submitted by the 
          owner on appeal is dated December 16, 1992.  The Commissioner is 
          therefore of the opinion that at the most the Affidavit may be 
          indicative of the clearance of the balance of the violations nearly 
          one year after the end of the 1990/91 cycle, as well as nearly 3 
          and 1/2 years after the June 30, 1989 deadline for such clearance.  
          The Commissioner is therefore of the opinion that the Administrator 
          was correct in denying the owner eligibility to raise 1990/91 MBRs 
          at the subject premises, due to the owner's failure to certify the 
          clearance of the requisite number of violations to the 

               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.: GL620172RO

          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner


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