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.: AJ 610169-RT
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: BS 000051-OM
       ROBERT GORDON
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On October 21, 1986 the abovenamed petition tenant filed  a  Petition  for
     Administrative Review against an order issued on September 18, 1986 by the 
     Rent Administrator concerning the  housing  accommodation  known  as  1910
     Pelham Parkway South, Apartment 2C, Bronx.

     The herein appealed order  of  the  Rent  Administrator  granted  a  major
     capital improvement rent increase for a new roof.

     In his petition the tenant,  among  other  things,  reiterates  his  prior
     allegations that the "owner" specified in the Administrator's order (T & C 
     Builders Co.) is not the "owner" but only the sponsor of a co-op plan  and
     that the Sponsor "must have been" reimbursed by the co-op  corporation and 
     further alleges that various stabilized apartments are vacant or  occupied
     by "nominees"  of  the  sponsor  and  should  not  have  been  counted  in
     allocation the adjustment and that a hearing should have been held.

     In response T & C Builders Co, among other things, alleges  that  it  paid
     100% of the cost of the roof and that, as the holder of unsold shares,  it
     is the "owner" of the stabilized  apartments  and  entitled  to  the  rent
     increase.

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

     As the holder of the unsold shares in the co-op the Sponsor  was  entitled
     to collect the  rents,  including  the  instant  rent  increase,  for  the
     stabilized apartments.

     The tenant's allegations as to reimbursement of the sponsor by  the  co-op
     corporation are speculative.

     Unsold apartments, vacant or  occupied,  were  correctly  counted  by  the
     Administrator in the allocation of the rent increase.








          DOCKET NUMBER: AJ 610169-RT
     A hearing is a matter within the sound discretion of the Administrator and 
     the Commissioner and the Commissioner is of the  opinion  that  there  was
     sufficient written  evidence  to  properly  decide  the  issues  presented
     without a hearing.


     THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it is

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted  and  that
     the order of the Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

     ISSUED:



                                                                   
                                            ELLIOT SANDER
                                         Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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