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 
          APPEAL OF                               ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                                  DOCKET NO. BG110284RT
               Katie     Weinberg                         DISTRICT     RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S    DOCKET
                                                  NO. QS000833OM


                                   PETITIONER
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On July 17, 1987, the above-named tenant  filed  a  petition  for
          administrative review of an order issued on July  7,  1987  by  a
          District Rent Administrator concerning the housing  accommodation
          known as Apartment 3K, 99-40  63rd  Road,  Rego  Park,  New  York
          wherein the Administrator determined that the owner was  entitled
          to a rent increase based on a Major Capital Improvement (MCI).

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issues raised by the petition for review.

          The owner commenced this proceeding  on  December  21,  1985,  by
          filing an application for a rent increase based on major  capital
          improvements, to wit: the installation of thermal windows in  the
          building at a total cost of $223,440.00.

          The owner certified that on December  18,  1985  it  served  each
          tenant  with  a  copy  of  the  application  and  placed  a  copy
          including all required supplements and  supporting  documentation
          with the resident superintendent of the subject building.

          Numerous tenants, including the tenant of the subject  apartment,
          filed a joint answer to  the  owner's  application  in  which  no
          assertion was made that the tenants were not properly served with 
          the application.  In addition, several tenants, not including the 
          petitioner, filed individual answers.  


          Docket No. BG110284RT         - 2 -

          In the order here under review, the Administrator found that  the
          installation of thermal windows  qualified  as  a  major  capital
          improvement and allowed appropriate rent increases.







          In her petition for administrative  review,  the  tenant  states,
          among other things, that the landlord had failed to  comply  with
          the service and  notice  requirements  for  an  MCI  application.
          Further, the tenant alleges poor workmanship in the  installation
          of her windows.

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

          First, The Commissioner  finds  that  the  tenant's  due  process
          rights were adequately protected.  The record indicates that  the
          tenants were fully notified since they  actively  and  vigorously
          participated  in  the  proceeding   before   the   Administrator.
          Moreover, upon  administrative  review,  the  Commissioner  fully
          notified the petitioner-tenant and afforded her every opportunity 
          to inspect the complete record in this case.

          Second, Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization Code states that 
          the scope of administrative review is limited  to  the  facts  or
          evidence presented before the Administrator.  The issue  of  poor
          workmanship in installing the windows raised by the petitioner in 
          this case are presented for the first time by the tenant  in  her
          petition for review.  As such, the Commissioner will not consider 
          this issue.

          Accordingly,  the  Commissioner  is  of  the  opinion  that   the
          petition for review should be denied.

          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  Administrator's  order  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed.

          NOTE: This order and opinion is without prejudice to the tenant's 
          right to file an application for a rent  reduction,  based  on  a
          decrease in services, if warranted.

          ISSUED:

           
                                             Elliot Sander
                                             Deputy Commissioner    
    

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