DOC. NO.: BC 110090-RT
                                 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. BC 110090-RT
                        LINDA KOLACHNY,        :   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                 PETITIONER    :   DOCKET NO. QS 000409-OM
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             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

         On March 16, 1987, the above-named tenant filed a petition for 
         administrative review of an order issued on February 10, 1987 by a 
         District Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodations 
         known as 136-30 Sanford Avenue, Flushing, New York (Apt. 5J), wherein 
         the Administrator ruled that the owner was entitled to a rent increase 
         based upon the installation of a major capital improvement.

         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 for review.

         The owner commenced this proceeding on January 17, 1985 by filing an 
         application for a rent increase based on a major capital improvement 
         (M.C.I.) at a total cost of $167,750.00.

         None of the subject tenants responded to the owner's application.

         On February 10, 1987, the District Rent Administrator issued the order 
         here under review, finding that the installation qualified as a major 
         capital improvement, determining that the application complied with 
         the relevant laws and regulations based upon the supporting 
         documentation submitted by the owner, and allowing appropriate rent 
         increase.

         In her petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts that she 
         was never notified nor afforded an opportunity to answer the owner's 
         application.























          DOC. NO.: BC 110090-RT

         After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
         this petition for administrative review should be denied.

         The record reveals that by certification dated May 15, 1985 the owner 
         certified that on that date he had completed service on all of those 
         tenants whose interests could be affected by the D.H.C.R. 
         determination by mailing or delivering to each of them a copy of the 
         application.

         The owner also certified that he placed a copy of the application in 
         the superintendent's apartment for the tenants' review.  The 
         Commissioner further notes that, whereas several other tenants filed 
         petitions for administrative review (denied by the Commissioner on 
         other grounds on September 7, 1988, under Administrative Review Docket 
         Nos. BE 130161-162RT, BE 130164-168RT and BE 130170-171RT), none of 
         those tenants asserted that they had not been notified or not afforded 
         an opportunity to answer the owner's application.   Accordingly, the 
         Commissioner finds that the subject tenant was properly notified and 
         afforded an opportunity to answer the owner's application.


         THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, it 
         is

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

         ISSUED:

                        
                                                                              
                                                 ELLIOT SANDER
                                                 Deputy Commissioner
          
    

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