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.:EA 230233-RT
                                         :  
         VARIOUS TENANTS OF                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
         1684 8TH STREET,                   DOCKET NO.:BG 230277-OM
         BROOKLYN, NY      PETITIONERS   : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     Various tenants timely filed an Administrative Appeal against an order 
     issued on December 15, 1989 by a Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall 
     Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodation known as 
     1684 West 8th Street, Brooklyn, New York, Various Apartments, wherein the 
     Rent Administrator determined that the owner was entitled to a rent increase 
     based on a major capital improvement (MCI) for the installation of a new 
     roof and intercom system.

     The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and has 
     carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to these issues 
     raised by the petition for Administrative Review.

     In this petition for Administrative Review the tenants contend, in 
     substance, that the owner's application was filed beyond the two year 
     statute of limitations specified in Section 2522.4(a)(8) of the Rent 
     Stabilization Code which contains the requirement that an application for an 
     increase based upon an MCI be filed no later than 2 years after the 
     completion of the installation or improvement; that the application was 
     filed on July 31, 1987; and that the improvements were completed on November 
     7, 1980 and June 1, 1982.

     The owner interposed an answer to the tenants' petition asserting that the 
     amendment to Section 2522.4(a)(8) of the Rent Stabilization Code did not 
     become effective until August 1, 1987.  The owner submitted a copy of the 
     application, received by DHCR, which is date stamped July 31, 1987.

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

     Pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Rent Stabilization Code and 
     Advisory Opinion 87-1 (dated May 1, 1987) and Advisory Opinion 87-3 (dated 
     July 31, 1987) the two year statute of limitations for filing MCI 
     applications did not take effect until August 1, 1987.  Since the instant 
     application was filed prior to said date, the Administrator properly treated 
     the application as timely filed.

     Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the tenants have not asserted anyu 
     grounds on appeal to upset the Administrator's grant of a rent increase for 
     the new roof and intercom system.







          DOCKET NUMBER: EA 230233-RT
     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 affirmed.

     ISSUED:











                                                                   
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
       
    

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