ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. HE220069RO
                                  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. HE220069RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO. FG220568BR 
                                STEPHEN LEVY,
                                   PETITIONER
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          ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING TO THE RENT ADMINISTRATOR

               The above-named landlord filed a petition for administrative 
          review, dated May 19, 1993, of an order issued on July 21, 1992 by 
          a Rent Administrator concerning the various housing accommodations 
          in the premises known as 1921 Avenue K, Brooklyn, New York.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the 
          record relevant to the issues raised by the petition for 
          administrative review.

               The Administrator issued an order on July 21, 1992 under 
          Docket No. FG220568BR which denied the landlord M.B.R. increases 
          for the 1992-1993 period as the landlord did not clear the 
          requisite number of violations pending against the subject 
          building, pursuant to the applicable rent regulations. The above- 
          mentioned order was mailed to the landlord's address as listed in 
          the subject building's 1990 registration.

               In his petition the landlord asserts, among other things, that 
          the landlord was not served a copy of the above-mentioned 
          Administrator's order; that the subject landlord did not have an 
          opportunity to timely appeal the order denying the landlord M.B.R. 
          increases for the 1992-1993 period, and that the landlord has met 
          the conditions to qualify for an M.B.R. increase for the applicable 
          period.

               After careful consideration, the Commissioner finds that this 
          proceeding should be remanded to the Rent Administrator.

               As previously noted, the rent agency mailed the above- 
          mentioned Administrator's order to the address listed by the 
          landlord in the subject building's 1990 registration.
                  













          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. HE220069RO

               The rent agency's records reflect that in the subject 
          building's 1991 registration a new address was listed for the 
          subject landlord.

               The Commissioner finds that the Administrator mailed the 
          above-mentioned order to the landlord's prior address, and not to 
          the landlord's current address.

               Based on the above-mentioned, the Commissioner is of the 
          opinion that the Administrator did not properly serve a copy of the 
          above-mentioned order, issued under Docket No. FG220568BR, on the 
          subject landlord.

               Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the subject landlord 
          was deprived of an opportunity to timely file a challenge of the 
          above-mentioned order denying the landlord M.B.R. increases for the 
          1992-1993 period.

               Based on the above-mentioned, the Commissioner finds that this 
          proceeding should be remanded to the Rent Administrator to give the 
          landlord an opportunity to submit evidence to substantiate his 
          allegation that he is entitled to an M.B.R. increase for the 1992- 
          1993 period.

               The Commissioner points out that in the landlord's petition, 
          the landlord did not list the names and addresses of all parties 
          affected by the appealed order, i.e., the rent controlled tenants.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the Administrator 
          should direct the landlord to submit the names and addresses of the 
          rent controlled tenants, residing in the subject premises, in the 
          remand proceeding.


















               THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent and Rehabilitation 
          Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is 






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. HE220069RO


               ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 
          remanded to the Rent Administrator to give the landlord an 
          opportunity to submit evidence to substantiate his allegation that 
          he is entitled to an M.B.R. increase for the 1992-1993 period, and 
          for the issuance of a new determination pertaining to the above- 
          mentioned issue.  The previously issued order, under Docket No. 
          FG220568BR, remains in full force and effect until a new order is 
          issued on remand.

          ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA 
                                             Deputy Commissioner






    

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