BD 420281-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



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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  BD 420281-RO                
                  JOSEPH POLLACK,                 
                                                  RENT          ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      LC 000721-OI
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On April 16, 1987,  the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  an
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on March 19,  1987,
          by the District Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall  Street,
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          129 West 89th Street, Apartment 67, New York, New York.

          The issue herein  is  whether  the  District  Rent  Administrator
          properly granted the owner a $2.00 per month  rent  increase  for
          the installation of an air-conditioner, effective  on  the  first
          rent payment day after the issuance of said order.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner alleged that  the  District  Rent
          Administrator erred by granting a $2.00 per month  rent  increase
          effective the first rent payment day after issuance of said order 
          and that the grant should have been made effective as of the date 
          of the air-conditioner's installation.

          After a careful consideration of the entire  evidence  of  record
          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The record reveals that the District Rent  Administrator's  order
          was issued on March 19, 1987 and made effective  the  first  rent
          payment day after issuance of the order; to wit, April 1, 1987.


          It is the owner's contention that the $2.00 per month increase in 
          rent should have been collectible from t e  date  the  air-condi-
          tioner was installed; namely, from July 19, 1985.

          By simple calculation, the owner is  claiming  payment  from  the
          tenant at the rate of $2.00 per month  from  August  1,  1985  to
          April 1, 1987 or for 19 full months.

          However, the tenant's answer to the petition, filed on  June  17,







          BD 420281-RO
          1987, clearly stated that he had consented to the  owner's  $2.00
          per month increase in rent in July, 1985 and  that  he  has  been
          paying the increase ever since without contesting the date of the 
          increase.

          It is noteworthy that the owner never  replied  to  the  tenant's
          answer.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that  there  is  no  apparent
          issue raised by the petition because the  tenant  has  apparently
          been paying the $2.00 per month increase in rent  effective  from
          the date of installation and not from the first rent payment date 
          after the issuance of the District Rent Administrator's order.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the  provisions  of  the  Rent  and
          Eviction Regulation for New York City, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


          ISSUED:



                                                   
                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner



    

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