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.: DJ210409RT
          APPEAL OF

           James Budgell & Patricia Budgell,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                               PETITIONER         DOCKET NO: AK210136OM
          ------------------------------------X

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On September 27, 1989 the above-named petitioner-tenants timely 
          refiled a petition for administrative review of an order issued May 
          30, 1989, by a Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, 
          Jamaica, NY, concerning the housing accommodations known as 2922 
          Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment 2F wherein the 
          Rent Administrator determined that the owner was entitled to a rent 
          increase based on the installation of 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 administrative review.

          The owner commenced this proceeding on November 10, 1986, by 
          initially filing a major capital improvement rent increase 
          application predicated on the installation of new windows at a 
          total cost of $6,150.00.

          The petitioner-tenants did not file an objection to the owner's 
          application although afforded the opportunity to do so.

          On May 30, 1989, the Rent Administrator issued the order here under 
          review finding that the installation qualified as a major capital 
          improvement determining that the application complied with the 
          relevant laws and regulation based upon the supporting 
          documentation submitted by the owner, and authorizing rent 
          increases for rent stabilized apartments.

          In this petition the tenants contend, in substance, that further 
          review of the proceeding should be done.

          After careful consideration of the entire record, the 
          Commissioner's of the opinion that this petition should be denied.















          Adm. Rev. Docket No. DJ210409RT



          Rent increases for MCIs are authorized by Section 2522.4 of the 
          Rent Stabilization Code for rent stabilized apartments. Under Rent 
          Stabilization, the improvement must generally be building-wide; 
          depreciable under the Internal Review code, other than for ordinary 
          repairs; required for the operation preservation and maintence of 
          the structure; and replace an item whose useful life has expired.

          In the instant case, the petitioner-tenants fail to allege any 
          errors upon which the administrator's order was based. As such, 
          there is no issue for determination in this proceeding.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code 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:






                                                                
                                            JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                            Deputy Commissioner










    

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