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 610736-RT
                                         :  
                                            DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
       JIMMY MCCLOUD                        DOCKET NO.: FL 630119-OM
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On June 23, 1991 the above named petitioner-tenant filed  a  petition  for
     administrative review of an order issued  on  June  6,  1991,  by  a  Rent
     Administrator concerning housing accommodations known as  775  East  185th
     Street, Bronx, New York,  Apartment  18  wherein  the  Rent  Administrator
     determined that the owner was entitled to a rent  increase  based  on  the
     installation of major capital improvements.

     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 December  11,  1989  by  filing  an
     application for a rent increase based on major  capital  improvements,  to
     wit new burner/boiler at a total cost of $21,250.00.

     On March 30, 1990 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  petitioning  tenant  did  not  file  an  objection  to  the   owner's
     application although afforded an opportunity to do so.

     On June 6, 1991 the Administrator issued the order appealed from  granting
     the  application  and  ordering  appropriate  rent  increases   for   rent
     controlled and rent stabilized tenants.

     In his petition the tenant claims he does not receive hot water and  there
     is no heat in the winter.  The owner did not file a response.

     After careful consideration of the evidence in the record the Commissioner 
     is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

     The Commissioner notes that the  petitioning  tenant  did  not  raise  any
     objections to the quality or  sufficiency  of  the  owner's  installations
     during the more than two years that the proceeding was pending before  the
     Rent Administrator, and that he raises his objections for the  first  time
     on administrative appeal.









          DOCKET NUMBER: FF 610736-RT
     Accordingly, pursuant to prior administrative decisions under the Rent and 
     Eviction  Regulations  and  pursuant  to  Section  2529.6  of   the   Rent
     Stabilization Code the tenant's allegations may not be considered now when 
     offered for the first time on administrative appeal.

     The Commissioner further notes, however, that a decision is  being  issued
     under Docket No. FF 610613-RT et al  wherein  the  issue  of  the  owner's
     eligibility to collect the instant rent increase has been remanded to  the
     Rent  Administrator  for  further  processing.   If,  on  remand  of  that
     proceeding, the Administrator determines that the  boiler/burner  was  not
     properly installed and/or is defective, the rent increase for all tenants, 
     including the petitioner herein, may be  revoked.   If  the  Administrator
     affirms the order prior order granting the increase, petitioner may  still
     file an application with the Division,  for  a  rent  reduction  based  on
     decreased 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
     pending reconsideration pursuant to the remand in Docket No. FF  610613-RT
     et al.

     ISSUED:













                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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