FG 210277-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.:   
                                                  FG 210277-RT
                 VIVIAN BRONSTEIN, 
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONER      CE 230254-OM
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   


          On July 23, 1991, the above-named tenant, filed  a  petition  for
          administrative review of an order issued on June 27, 1991,  by  a
          Rent Administrator concerning the  housing  accommodation,  known
          as Apartment 1-C, 1446  West  84th  Street,  Brooklyn,  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 May 2, 1988 by  filing  an
          application for a rent increase based on a major capital improve 
          ment, to wit - new windows at a total cost of $15,594.00.

          On December 5, 1988, the Division of Housing  and  Community  Re-
          newal (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 June 27, 1991, 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  stabilized  apart-
          ments.  
                         
          In her petition for administrative review,  the  tenant  requests







          FG 210277-RT
          modification of the Rent Administrator's order  alleging  defects
          in the new windows and alleging that  she  had  her  own  windows
          installed eighteen years ago.

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

          The Commissioner notes that the tenant did not raise  any  objec-
          tions 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.

          This Order  and  Opinion  is  issued  without  prejudice  to  the
          tenant's right to file a  complaint  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:


                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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