DOC. NO.: BF 120065-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.: BF 120065-RT
                   MILDRED SCHWEITZER,       :   DRO DOCKET NO.: 
                                 PETITIONER  :              ZAF 120010-OI
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             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


         On June 15, 1987 the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a Petition 
         for Administrative Review against an order issued on May 11, 1987 by 
         the District Rent Administrator, (Gertz Plaza) concerning housing 
         accommodations known as Apartment 3C, 31-38 29th Street, Long Island 
         City, New York.

         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 by the landlord filing an application 
         for increase in the maximum rent of the subject controlled apartment 
         in which it alleged that the tenant installed a television antenna 
         without its consent.

         In response to the landlord's application, the tenant stated, in 
         substance, that the antenna has been in use for 25 years and any rent 
         increase adjustment is already reflected in the legal regulated rent 
         for same.

         In Docket Number ZAF 120010-OI the Administrator issued an order 
         granting the landlord's application and increased the maximum legal 
         regulated rent by $2.00 per month for the tenant's usage of the 
         television antenna.

         In this petition, the tenant contends, in substance,that the 
         television antenna has been in place for 25 years and that the current 
         landlord is not entitled to collect the ($2.00) increase granted by 
         the Administrator.

         After careful consideration of the entire record the Commissioner is 
         of the opinion that this petition should be denied.















          DOC. NO.: BF 120065-RT

         The Commissioner notes that prior to the issuance of the 
         Administrator's order, a rent increase adjustment was not reflected in 
         the maximum legal regulated rent for said T.V. antenna; and that the 
         prior landlord's failure to apply for a rent increase adjustment for 
         the usage of that equipment does not preclude the current landlord 
         from collecting an appropriate rent increase for same.  Accordingly, 
         the Commissioner finds that the Administrator's order which granted 
         the current landlord's application for a rent increase is warranted 
         and should be affirmed.


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

         ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied; and  
         the that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is 
         affirmed.

         ISSUED:

                                                                          
                                            JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                            Deputy Commissioner
          
    

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