ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: HC420137RO
                                  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.: HC420137RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NOS.: FF427769BR
                    DAVID LEVINE                        GH420167BO
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING 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 312 East 91st Street, New York, N.Y. 10128, 
          Apt. 4-W.

               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, GH420167BO was 
          issued on February 26, 1993.  In that order, the Administrator 
          affirmed the finding of FF427769BR issued July 15, 1992, 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 "since no MBR package was 
          received, listing the violations nor was there an MBR inspection, 
          why must an MBR fee be paid?"

               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.
















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: HC420137RO

               An examination of the file discloses an inspection report 
          containing the results of an inspection of the subject premises.  
          As of January 1, 1992 there were 14 Rent impairing and 130 non-Rent 
          impairing violations pending against the above mentioned property.

               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 
          1992/93.

               Pursuant to the relevant portion of Section 2202.3(h) of the 
          N.Y.C. 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.

               As per the owner's complaint, that he had not received a copy 
          of the MBR listing of violations against his building.

               The Commissioner notes order of modification, revocation or 
          affirmation, issued February 26, 1993, and sent to the owner, where 
          the administrator indicates that for further information concerning 
          violations, you should contact Code Enforcement at 39 Broadway, New 
          York 10006-3072.

               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.

          ISSUED:




                                                                         
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner 
    

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