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.: DK 210373-RT
                                         :  
                                            RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
         RUTHIE BROWN,                      DOCKET NO.: BF 230108-OM
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On October 30, 1989 the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a Petition for 
     Administrative Review against an order issued on October 4,  1989  by  the
     Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York  concerning
     housing accommodations known as 446 Ocean Avenue, Apartment 3-A, Brooklyn, 
     New York wherein the Administrator authorized a major capital  improvement
     (MCI) rent increase for both the controlled and stabilized  apartments  in
     the  subject  premises  based  on  the  installation  of   the   following
     improvements: new entrance door; roofing, intercom system,  boiler/burner.
     Said order was issued after review of supporting  documentation  submitted
     by the owner.

     The record discloses that the owner commenced the proceeding by the filing 
     of an application for a rent increase due to the installation  of  various
     major capital improvements.  The tenants were served with a  copy  of  the
     application and afforded an opportunity to respond the petitioning  tenant
     herein did not file a response.

     In this petition  for  Administrative  Review,  the  tenant  contends,  in
     substance, that for each major capital installation a defective  condition
     exists, and more specifically  that  broken  or  no  locks  exist  on  the
     entrance doors; that the intercom and doorbells are broken; that the  roof
     leaks and that there is insufficient heat.

     The owner in his response provided statements from various contractors  to
     the effect that the work  was  performed  and/or  necessary  repairs  were
     performed.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be denied. 

     Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization Code provides, in pertinent part, 
     that the scope of administrative  review  is  limited  to  such  facts  or
     evidence as was before the Administrator as raised in the petition, unless 
     the petitioner can establish that such issues could  not  reasonably  have
     been offered or raised in the proceeding prior  to  the  issuance  of  the
     Administrator's determination.  Since  the  petitioner  herein  raised  no
     objections to the owner's application while this proceeding was before the 
     Rent Administrator, the tenants objection may not  be  considered  at  the
     Administrative appeal level.








          DOCKET NUMBER: DK 210373-RT
     The record in the instant case indicates that the owner correctly complied 
     with the applicable procedures for a major capital  improvement  and  that
     the Rent Administrator correctly computed the appropriate  rent  increases
     based on  the  proven  cost  of  the  improvement.   The  tenant  has  not
     established that the increase should be revoked.

     The determination herein is without prejudice to the right of  the  tenant
     to file an appropriate complaint with the Division based  on  the  owner's
     failure to maintain services, if the facts so warrant.

     THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions  of  the  Rent  Stabilization
     Code and the Rent Eviction Regulations for New York City, 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
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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