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                                  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.:   
                                                  FE 130512-RT
                 VARIOUS TENANTS OF                                        
                 141-40 84TH DRIVE,               RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONERS     CC 110085-OM   
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW  


          Various tenants timely  refiled  a  petition  for  administrative
          review  of  an  order  issued  on  April  25,  1991,  by  a  Rent
          Administrator  concerning  the  building  known  as  140-40  84th
          Drive, Jamaica, 
          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 March 14, 1988  by  filing
          an application for a rent  increase  based  on  a  major  capital
          improvement, to wit - a new boiler and burner at a total cost  of
          $50,500.00.

          On August 9, 1988, 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.

          Various tenants responded, and four alleged defects in the boiler 
          and burner installation due to lack of heat and hot  water.   The
          owner enclosed with his submission, statements indicating that 



          properly determined that the new installations  were  functioning
          properly.  It is additionally not d  that  the  tenants'  allega-
          tions are unsubstantiated by any corroborating evidence.

          The record in the instant case indicates that the owner correctly 
          complied with the application  procedures  for  a  major  capital
          improvement and the  Rent  Administrator  properly  computed  the
          appropriate rent increases.,  The tenants  have  not  established







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          that the increase should be revoked.

          This order  and  opinion  is  issued  without  prejudice  to  the
          tenants' right to  file  complaints  based  on  a  diminution  of
          services if the facts so warrant.


          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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