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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: HB420036RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
               KENNETH MOSLIN                     ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
               SEYMOUR MOSLIN ASSOC., INC.        NOS.: FE420441BR 


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 645 W. 160th Street, New York City 10033.

               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, GG520133BO was 
          issued on January 15, 1993.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of FE420441BR issued July 8, 1992, that the 
          owner be denied eligibility for a 1992/93 Maximum Base Rent (MBR) 
          increase, due to the owner's failure to timely file with the 
          Administrator a Copy of the operation and maintenance and Essential 
          Services (O & m) Certification.

               On appeal, the owner contends that he has filed all MBR 
          documents timely including Violation Certification, Operation & 
          Maintenance Certification, also included were copies of transmittal 
          letters to D.H.C.R. with Copies of signed Certified "Receipt Return 
          Requested" Cards indicating date received by D.H.C.R.

               The tenant in Apartment 2-H responded by indicating that the 
          rent schedule submitted by the owner stated her rent was 
          incorrectly stated at $371.52.  The tenant also contends that the 
          rent is $406.44 plus fuel charge of$7.20,which equals to $413.64.

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: HB420036RO

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

               In granting an owner eligibility to raise MBRs at a given 
          premises the Administrator makes various findings.  Among these 
          findings are, that the owner has certified to the repair of a 
          maximum number of violations, that the Operations and Maintenance 
          expenses claimed by the owner are not excessive, and that the owner 
          is maintaining essential services at the subject premises.

               An examination of the record reveals that the owner submitted 
          the Violation Certification and the Operation and Maintenance 
          Certification on a timely basis.  The Operations and Maintenance 
          Certification forms were placed in the file and were logged in by 
          a D.H.C.R. employee.

               The Commissioner is thus of the opinion that, as these were 
          evidence that the O & M Certification and Rent Schedule 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 

               The tenant is advised to file a request for a rent 
          Registration update, in order to determine the amount of the 
          monthly rent for the subject apartment.

               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 hereby is modified, to the extent that the effective 
          date of the Administrator's order GG520133BO is January 1, 1992.  
          The affected tenants are directed to refund to the owner all rent 
          arrears withheld by tenants.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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