Docket No. CE 610297-RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CE 610297-RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          Powers Equities, Inc.                   NO.: ZBG 610204-OI
                                                  Premises:2199 Holland Ave.
                                                           Apt.1B, Bronx, NY 


              The above-named owner filed a timely petitin for administrative 
          review of an order issued concerning the housing accommodations 
          described above.

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

              The owner commenced these proceedings by filing an Application 
          for Rent Increase with the Administrator.  The owner thereby 
          requested a $10 per month rent increase based on the tenant's 
          installation of two air conditioners in the subject apartment.

              A DHCR inspector visited the premises, and reported the 
          existence of one air conditioner extending beyond the building 

              On the basis of the inspector's findings the Administrator 
          granted the owner a $5 per month rent increase.

              On appeal, the owner reiterated its reasons for originally 
          requesting a rent increase.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should 
          be remanded to the Administrator.

              An examination of the record reveals that, on the Application 
          the owner originally requested a $5.00 per month rent increase 
          based upon the fact that "tenant installed air conditioner".  
          However, the "$5.00" was crossed out and "$10.00" was written in.  
          Similarly, in the phrase "tenant installed air conditioner", the 
          word "two" was inserted between "installed" and "air", and the 
          letter "s" was added to the word "conditioner".  This examination 

          Docket No. CE 610297-RO

          also reveals that the inspector was directed to "check see if air 
          conditioner extends beyond the building line and the 
          Administrator's order was issued pursuant to such a finding.

              The Commissioner is thus of the opinion that the Administrator 
          failed to consider the existence of the second air conditioner in 
          finding for a rent increase for the owner.  The Commissioner thus 
          orders that this proceeding be remanded to the Administrator for 
          further consideration, specifically to determine the existence of 
          the alleged second air conditioner.  Upon confirmation of the 
          existence of the alleged second air conditioner the Administrator 
          is directed to determine whether or not the second air conditioner 
          extends beyond the building line, and to reissue its order 

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Code, it is

              ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 
          remanded, to the Administrator for further consideration.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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