ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GL420035RO



                                 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.: GL420035RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: FA420085BO
                  SUZANNE LAVANANT                     (DJ423342BR)
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 134 East 24th Street, Parlor Floor, 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, FA420085BO was 
          issued on November 6, 1992.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of DJ422342BR, issued December 14, 1990, that 
          the owner be denied eligibility for a 1990/91 Maximum Base Rent 
          (MBR) increase, due to the owner's failure to register the subject 
          premises with the DHCR.

               On appeal the owner contends (as she did at Challenge below) 
          that, inasmuch as there was a substantial rehabilitation of the 
          subject premises they are no longer subject to the Rent 
          Stabilization Code, (RSC) and as such are no longer subject to the 
          registration requirement.  The owner also submitted evidence at 
          Challenge indicating that the subject premises were registered with 
          the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and 
          Development (HPD).















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GL420035RO

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

               An examination of the record discloses that, in addition to 
          being registered with the HPD, the subject premises were registered 
          with this Agency.  The Commissioner notes that both registrations 
          are a prerequisite to a grant of eligibility, and inasmuch as the 
          owner has thus filed both registrations the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that the owner should be granted eligibility to raise MBRs 
          at the subject premises for 1990/91.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the owner's arguments 
          both at Challenge and on appeal concerning the registration 
          requirements vis-a-vis the RSC are irrelevant to the instant 
          proceeding.  The Commissioner notes that the RSC applies to rent- 
          stabilized tenants, while the MBR procedure applies to rent- 
          controlled tenants.

               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, and that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, revoked.  This order is 
          issued subject to all the Terms and Conditions listed on the 
          attached page.

          ISSUED:



                                                                         
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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