ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. BH 130058 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.  BH  130058  RT
                                                      
                                              :     D.R.O.    DOCKET     NO.
                                                 AE 110008-OM
                                                  
                 ANA                                                 KRANTZ,
                                                         
                                 PETITIONER   :  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On August 25,  1987,  the  above-referenced  tenant  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review of an order  issued  on  August
          12,  1987,  by  the  Rent  Administrator  in  Jamaica,  New  York,
          concerning the housing accommodation known as apartment 1A  t  40-
          40 100th Street, Corona, New York, in which the Administrator  had
          granted the owner's "Application for Rent Increase Based on   
          ...Substantial Rehabilitation [or] Capital Improvements".

               This proceeding was  commenced  when  the  owner  filed  that
          application on May 8, 1986.  The  ensuing  order,  here  appealed,
          stated that despite having been notified of  the  application  and
          invited to respond thereto, no tenant had done so, and  determined
          that the  installations  in  question  constituted  major  capital
          improvements for which, effective July 1, 1987,  the  owner  could
          collect an  increase  of  5.99  per  centum  from  rent-stabilized
          tenants  along  with  a  temporary  (one-year)  increase   of   an
          additional 5.49 per cent.  

               The tenant's petition states  that  when  the  aforementioned
          5.99% increase is added to an increase that the owner is  said  to
          have imposed on December 1, 1986, it  "would  amount  to  a  19.7%
          increase in less than one (1) year, which is outrageous."

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

               Petitioner alleges no error in the  amount  of  the  increase
          granted by the Administrator, and none is apparent.  The objection 
          appears, rather, to be aimed at the conjunction of  that  increase
          and an asserted 13.7% increase said to have been imposed  late  in
          1986.  The Commissioner cannot now comment on the propriety of any 
          such previous increase, nor on whether the owner is collecting, in 
          toto, a higher rent than the law allows; the tenant remains free 


          to  raise  such  questions  in  a  separate  complaint   of   rent
          overcharge.   The  present   appeal   requires   only   that   the






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO. BH 130058 RT
          Commissioner determine whether there is  error  in  the  order  of
          August 12, 1987, and based on the petition and the record  herein,
          the Commissioner has determined that there is not.  

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

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

          ISSUED:








                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner



                                          






























    

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