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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: HC220010RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NOS.: GH220260BO
                 A & M ASSOCIATES                       FE222271BR


               The above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing
          accommodations known as 572 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11218.

               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, GH220260BR was 
          issued on February 26, 1993.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of FE222271BR issued February 26, 1993, that 
          the owner be denied eligibility for a 1992/93 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 the required Violations of 
          record at the subject premises have been cleared.  The owner also 
          reserves the right to "provide further information and/or 

               The owner also contends the same Violations of record are the 
          same that were on a prior granted MBR order. 

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

          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: HC220010RO

               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 March 19, 1992 by the New York City Department of 
          Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).  Even at this late 
          date, the H.P.D. inspection disclosed numerous Violations at the 
          subject premises.

               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 
          NYC Rent and Eviction Regulations, the owner must certify that 80% 
          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.

               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 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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