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.: DK430238RT
          APPEAL OF

                      David Mazzeo,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                               PETITIONER         DOCKET NO: BG410123OM
          ------------------------------------X

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On November 24, 1989, the above named petitioner - tenant timely 
          refiled a petition for administrative review (PAR) against an order 
          issued on September 28, 1989, by a Rent Administrator (Gertz Plaza) 
          concerning the housing accommodations known as 506 East 13th 
          Street, New York, New York 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 this administrative appeal.

          The owner commenced this proceeding on July 23, 1987, by initially 
          filing an application for a rent increase based on the installation 
          of a new boiler/burner at a cost of $20,000.00.

          Two tenants responded to owner's application without making 
          specific complaints about the boiler/burner installation.

          On September 28, 1989, the Rent Administrator issued the order here 
          under review finding that the installation qualified as an MCI, 
          determining that the application complied with the relevant laws 
          and regulations based upon the supporting documentation submitted 
          by the owner, and allowing rent increases for rent controlled and 
          rent stabilized tenants.

          In this petition the tenant contends, in substance, that the order 
          incorrectly stated that the amount of the retroactive increase 
          encompasses 27 months instead of 21 months.

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

          Adm. Rev. Docket No. DK430232RT















          Section 2522.4(a) of the Rent Stabilization Code computes the 
          retroactive increase (which only rent stabilized tenants are 
          required to pay) as the rent increase from the effective date, 
          which is the first payment date one month after the date of the 
          certi- fication of service of the owner's application on the 
          tenants (December 1, 1987 in the instant case) to the collectible 
          date, which is the first rent payment date after issuance of the 
          Administrator's order ( October 1, 1989 in the instant case).

          Based upon the foregoing, with respect to the rent stabilized 
          apartments, the Commissioner has determined that the lawful re- 
          troactive rent increase to be the following:

                 $2.61 (rent increase) X 22 months = $57.42 per room

          The Commissioner notes that $57.42 per room is the amount of the 
          retroactive increase stated on the Administrator's order although 
          the number of months included in the retroactive increase was 
          mistakenly typed as 27 months instead of 22 months. Since the 
          clerical error has not materially altered the Rent Administrator's 
          order, the tenant's petition is denied. However, the 
          Administrator's  order shall be modified to correct said error.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
          that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is 
          modified to correct the clerical error as provided herein above. In 
          all 
          other respects, said order of the Rent Administrator is hereby 
          affirmed.

          ISSUED:










                                                                         
                                                     JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                     Deputy Commissioner


    

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