BJ 230110 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 
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:  BJ 230110 RO

                      ARTHUR WEINER,
                                                  DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: AA 200106 OM
                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On October 7,  1987  the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          September 4, 1987 by the Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York concerning housing accommodations known 
          as 901 Avenue H, Brooklyn, New York, Various  Apartments  wherein
          the application  for  a  Major  Capital  Improvement  (MCI)  rent
          increase was denied.

          The instant matter stems from a  MCI  rent  increase  application
          initially filed with the Division on December 30, 1985  based  on
          the installation in 1973 of  a  new  oil  burner/boiler  and  the
          upgrading of one incinerator and the installation in  1978  of  a
          new roof and front entrance/vestibule doors.  The  order  of  the
          Administrator appealed herein denied the application due  to  the
          time span between the completion of the  claimed  items  and  the
          filing of the application.

          In this petition for administrative review the owner contends, in 
          substance, that it was error for the Administrator to have denied 
          the application on the grounds stated  since,  at  the  time  the
          application was filed, there was no  statute  of  limitations  on
          applying for rent increases of the type involved herein.

          In response thereto, various tenants urge, in substance, that the 
          petition be denied.

          At the outset the Commissioner notes  that  the  records  of  the
          Division disclose that a rent increase was previously granted for 
          the boiler/burner here in question  pursuant  to  orders  (Docket
          Nos. 2AC520001-77) issued on January 15, 1975 by the  predecessor
          New York City Office of Rent Control.  Having previously obtained 
          a rent increase for said item no further increase for  said  item
          may be obtained in the instant proceeding.

          In this respect the records of the  Division  disclose  that  the
          owner herein subsequently applied for and was granted a MCI  rent
          increase (Docket No. BD 230391-OM)  for  the  conversion  of  the






          BJ 230110 RO
          incinerator to a  compactor  system  in  1986.   A  further  rent
          increase for the 1973 incinerator upgrading is not now warranted.

          The order issued by the Administrator in the above docket  matter
          also  granted  the  owner  a  rent   increase   for   the   front
          entrance/vestibule doors which are the  subject  of  the  instant
          proceeding but disallowed a rent adjustment for the claimed  1978
          roof  installation  on  grounds  that  a  requisite  contractor's
          certification was not submitted.  (Neither is  such  contractor's
          certification provided with the instant application).  The owner, 
          having elected to reapply to the Rent Administrator with  respect
          to the roof and entrance doors,  is  bound  by  the  final  order
          issued under Docket No. BD 2300391-OM, which  order  is  not  now
          subject to further review or collateral attack.

          THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  the   Rent
          Stabilization Code, and the Rent and Eviction Regulations for New 
          York City, 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:
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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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