OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          -------------------------------------X   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF
                    YIKARK NG                      

                                                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:  EA430232OM



          On April 1, 1992 the above-named petitioner-owner filed an 
          administrative appeal against an order issued on March 12, 1992, by 
          the Rent Administrator (Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York) concerning 
          the housing accommodations known as 129 Mott Street, New York, New 
          York, various apartments, wherein the Rent Administrator denied 
          major capital improvement (MCI) rent increases for the rent 
          controlled and rent stabilized apartments in the subject premises 
          based on the installation of a new boiler/burner. 

          The owner commenced the proceeding below by filing with the 
          Division on January 9, 1990 an MCI rent increase application for 
          both rent controlled and rent stabilized apartments.  The owner 
          stated in its application (RA-79 Supplement I) that the applicable 
          governmental permits and/or certificates of operation were 

          On January 18, 1990, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR) notified the owner that its MCI application was incomplete 
          in that it was missing two permits/approvals:  B Form 15 & B Form 

          On January 26, 1990, the owner submitted to DHCR copies of:  the 
          Certificate of Approval for Oil Burning Installation; Notice of 
          Proposed Steam or Hot Water Boiler Installation; Oil Burning 
          Equipment Application; a statement that the installation is not an 
          asbestos project; and a copy of the approved plan.

          Several tenants submitted responses objecting to the owner's MCI 
          application, and complained of inadequate heat and hot water.

          On January 14, 1992, DHCR requested from the owner the Certificate 
          of Electrical Inspection for the subject installation.  The owner 
          was also directed to submit a reply to the tenants' complaints.  
          The owner responded on February 18, 1992 by requesting an extension 
          to comply with the request and stated that: 

          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. GD-430053-RO

               the contractor who installed the boiler/burner has just 
               put in an order to obtain the Certificate of Electrical 

          The owner did not submit any reply to the tenants' complaints of 
          inadequate heat and hot water.

          On March 12, 1992, the Rent Administrator issued the order here 
          under review denying the owner's application based on the owner's 
          failure to provide all the required permits and approvals.

          On appeal the petitioner-owner contends, in substance, that the 
          DHCR arbitrarily denied his application based on his failure to 
          submit the Certificate of Electrical Inspection (form BEC16a), and 
          that it should receive said certificate shortly.

          In response, one tenant urged that the owner's petition be denied 
          due to its failure to submit the Certificate of Electrical 
          Inspection in a timely manner.

          After careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that this administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          Despite the owner's statement in its application that all 
          applicable governmental permits and/or certificate of operation 
          were attached, the evidence of record indicates that the owner 
          failed to comply with MCI application procedures by failing to 
          submit the requisite Certificate of Electrical Inspection.  
          Moreover, when the Division requested the missing certificate on 
          January 14, 1992 (two years after the owner's filing of its 
          application), the owner had not even applied for the certificate.  

          More importantly, the record discloses that the owner failed to 
          address the tenants' complaints of inadequate heat and hot water, 
          although requested to do so by the Division on January 14, 1992.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator 
          correctly denied the owner's application.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, the Rent and Eviction Regulations for 
          the City of New York, and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

          ORDERED, that this administrative appeal be, and the same hereby 
          is, denied, and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the 
          same hereby is, affirmed.


                                                         Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                                        Deputy Commissioner



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