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

          -------------------------------------X   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE      DOCKET NO.:  DG210238RT
          APPEAL OF
                    BEENA PATHAK,
                                                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:  CA230056OM

                                   PETITIONER
          -------------------------------------X

            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above named petitioner-tenant timely filed a petition for 
          administrative review (PAR) against an order issued on July 5, 
          1989, by the Rent Administrator (Gertz Plaza) concerning the 
          housing accommodations known as 1412 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, New 
          York, apartment 5C, wherein the Rent Administrator granted major 
          capital improvement (MCI) rent increases for the controlled and 
          stabilized apartments in the subject premises based upon the 
          installation of new windows at the premises.

          In this Petition for Administrative Review, the petitioner-tenant 
          does not question the installation but requests that the 
          Administrator's order be reversed since the windows were installed 
          prior to her occupancy and the increase was already reflected in 
          her initial rent.

          In response to the tenant's petition, the owner filed an answer 
          stating, in substance, that it did not charge the tenant the MCI 
          rent increase.

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

          In view of the owner's admission that the cost of the windows is 
          already included in the stabilized rent of apartment 5C, the 
          Commissioner finds that this petition should be granted; that the 
          Administrator's order should be modified to indicate that the 
          tenant of apartment 5C is exempt from the rent increase for said 
          windows; and that all future tenants of apartment 5C are exempt 
          from said increase.















          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. DG-210238-RT

          This determination is issued without prejudice to the right of the 
          tenant herein to file an appropriate complaint of rent overcharge 
          with the Division, if the facts so warrant

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is granted; 
          that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          modified, as provided hereinabove; and that as so modified, the 
          Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:



                                                       ____________________
                                                         Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                                        Deputy Commissioner
































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