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.:DD 220392-RT
                                         :  
                                            RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
        RUTH LEVY,                          DOCKET NO.:AH 230217-OM
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On  April  14,   1989   the   above-named   petitioner-tenant   filed   an
     Administrative Appeal against an order issued on April 3, 1989 by the Rent 
     Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York  concerning  the
     housing accommodations known as 5118  14th  Avenue,  Brooklyn,  New  York,
     Apartment  6B,  wherein  the  Administrator  authorized  a  major  capital
     improvement Rent increase of $4.23 per room, per month for the  controlled
     and  stabilized  apartments  in  the  subject  premises   based   on   the
     installation in 1981 of a new boiler/burner at a cost of $28,700.00.

     The owner initiated the proceeding by filing an application for the M.C.I. 
     increase with the Administrator in August of 1986.

     In this petition for Administrative Review, the  tenant  of  Apartment  6B
     contends that the order granting the  rent  increase  should  be  reversed
     since the new boiler was installed in 1981 but the owner applied  for  the
     MCI increase in 1986 and under the Rent Stabilization  Code  the  landlord
     has only "four years" to apply for the MCI.

     After a careful  consideration  of  the  entire  evidence  of  record  the
     Commissioner is of the opinion that this administrative appeal  should  be
     denied.

     The Commissioner  notes  that  prior  to  August  1,  1987  there  was  no
     limitation of time to file an application for a MCI increase.  However for 
     applications filed August 1, 1987, or later, the application must be filed 
     no later than two years after completion of the installation.

     The Commissioner finds that this Administrative Appeal should  be  denied,
     as there is no basis in either the law or  code  supporting  the  tenant's
     assertion on appeal.

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

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

     ISSUED:
                                                                   
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner
                                         
    

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