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. FF 110032-RT
                                         :  
                                            DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
        MEHDI R. GHADIMI,                   DOCKET NO. DG 130035-OM
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On June 4, 1991 the above-named petitioner-tenant  filed  a  Petition  for
     Administrative Review against an order issued on May 1, 1991 by  the  Rent
     Administrator, 92-31 Union  Hall  Street,  Jamaica,  New  York  concerning
     housing accommodations known as 77-39 164th Street, Apt. 2-A  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 electrical wiring.   Said  order  was  issued
     after review of supporting documentation submitted by the owner.

     In this petition  for  administrative  review,  the  tenant  contends,  in
     substance, that with the owner's permission and  at  his  own  expense  he
     rewired his apartment and should not be required to pay  for  the  current
     installation.

     After a careful consideration of the entire record, 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.

     The record discloses that a copy of owner's  application  for  a  MCI  was
     served upon the tenants by DHCR; and that the  petitioner  herein,  raised
     no objections to the owner's application while this proceeding was  before
     the Rent Administrator although he was afforded the opportunity to do  so.
     Accordingly,  the  tenant's  objection  may  not  be  considered  at   the
     administrative appeal level.

     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.








          DOCKET NUMBER: FF 110032-RT




     THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions  of  the  Rent  Stabilization
     Code and the Rent and 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
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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