DOC. NO.: BD 410338-RO
                                 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

         ------------------------------------X
         IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :        ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
         APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO. BD 410338-RO
                  585 WEST END AVE., LTD.    :         DISTRICT RENT ORDER
             
                                                   DOCKET NO. AF 420025-OI
                                  PETITIONER   : 
         ------------------------------------X

                         ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION
                              FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

         On April 3, 1987 the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Petition for 
         Administrative Review against an order issued on March 25, 1987 by the 
         Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York 
         concerning housing accommodations known as 585 West End Avenue, New 
         York, New York, Apartment 3B.

         The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
         has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
         issue raised by the administrative appeal.

         This proceeding was commenced on June 12, 1986 by the owner filing 
         an application for a rent increase in the amount of $7.86 per month 
         based on the installation of a new gas range at the subject premises 
         on June 4, 1986.  The owner's application included a statement of 
         consent signed by the tenant and an invoice for the new equipment.

         The owner was subsequently requested to submit a copy of the 
         cancelled check as evidence of payment for the gas range.  There is 
         no indication in the record that the owner responded to the request.

         In the herein appealed order, the Rent Administrator denied the 
         owner's application based on its failure to submit evidence 
         necessary to process the application.

         In this petition, the owner contends that it had provided the DHCR 
         with a copy of the cancelled check and submits a copy of same with 
         the petition.  The Commissioner notes that the check is made out in 
         the amount of $314.54.

         The tenant did not submit a response to the petition.

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

         Section 2202.4(a)(1) of the Rent and Eviction Regulations for New 












         DOC. NO.: BD 410338-RO
         York City provides, in pertinent part, that the Rent Administrator 
         may grant an appropriate adjustment of maximum rent where it is 
         found that the owner and tenant by mutual voluntary written 
         agreement agree to a change in services or equipment in the housing 
         accommodation.

         Based upon the entire evidence of record, Commissioner finds that 
         the owner is entitled to collect a rent increase in the amount of 
         $7.86 per month, effective June 4, 1986, for the installation of a 
         new gas range in the subject apartment with the tenant's consent.

         Any arrears owed by the tenant as a result of this order may be paid 
         to the owner in six monthly installments.

         THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
         New York City, it is

         ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, granted, 
         and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
         revoked.

         ISSUED:

                                      
         ELLIOT SANDER
         Deputy Commissioner
    

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