EB 610261-RT

                                  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.:   
                                                  EB 610261-RT
                    GENNIE APPLEBAUM
               by   RICHARD APPLEBAUM,            RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONER     BG 610294-OM
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


          The above-named tenant timely filed a petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on December 6, 1989 by a Rent  Adminis-
          trator concerning the housing accommodation, known  as  Apartment
          343, 2132-8 Wallace Avenue, Bronx, New  York,  wherein  the  Rent
          Administrator determined that the owner was entitled  to  a  rent
          increase based on 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 review.

          The owner commenced this proceeding on July 24, 1987 by filing an 
          application for a rent increase based on a major capital improve 
          ment, to wit - new windows at a total cost of $187,630.00.

          On September 21, 1987, the  Division  of  Housing  and  Community
          Renewal (DHCR) served each tenant with a copy of the  application
          and afforded the tenants the opportunity to review it and comment 
          thereupon.

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

          On December 6, 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 regulations  based  upon  the
          supporting documentation submitted by  the  owner,  and  allowing
          appropriate rent increases for rent controll d  and  rent  stabi-
          lized apartments.  
                         
          In her petition for administrative review,  the  tenant  requests
          reversal of the Rent Administrator's order alleging that the  new
          windows  are  the  owner's  responsibility  and  raising  various
          service complaints about the premises.







          EB 610261-RT

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

          The Commissioner notes that this tenant  did  not  interpose  any
          answer to  the  owner's  application  when  this  proceeding  was
          pending before the Rent Administrator although she  was  afforded
          the opportunity to  do  so.   Accordingly,  pursuant  to  Section
          2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization Code, the objections she  raises
          now for the first  time  on  administrative  appeal  may  not  be
          considered herein,


          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:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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