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.:  EJ130002RO
                                           
                    HOMEWELL REALTY CORP.
                    C/O HORING AND WELIKSON

                                                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:  CH130035OM

                                   PETITIONER      
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                  ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING ON APPEAL

          On October 1, 1990 the above named petitioner-owner timely filed an 
          administrative appeal against an order issued on August 31, 1990, 
          by the Rent Administrator (92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New 
          York) concerning the housing accommodations known as 144-30 
          Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, New York, various apartments, wherein 
          the Rent Administrator denied major capital improvement (MCI) rent 
          increases for the stabilized apartments in the subject premises for 
          the installation of new windows based on a determination that the 
          owner had failed to comply with disclosure requirements set forth 
          in the offering plan regarding "capital improvements".  The 
          Commissioner notes that the owner withdrew that part of its 
          application relating to the installation of a compactor at the 
          premises.

          Subsequent thereto, the petitioner-owner filed a petition in the 
          Supreme Court pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and 
          Rules requesting that the "deemed denial" of its administrative 
          appeal be annulled.  The proceeding was then remitted, by 
          stipulation, to the Division for consideration of the petitioner's 
          administrative appeal.

          In this petition, the owner contends, in substance, that the 
          Administrator's order was "super technical" since disclosure 
          requirements were satisfied through the DHCR application process. 

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should be 
          remanded for further consideration.

          The record in this proceeding indicates that the window 
          installation was completed in March of 1987; that the owner's MCI 
          rent increase application was filed on August 8, 1988; and that the 
          offering plan was filed on April 18, 1989.  Accordingly, the 
          owner's application was pending, and the tenants already had notice 
          thereof at the time the offering plan was filed.














          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. EJ130002RO

          Furthermore, the record reveals that the disclosure requirement set 
          forth in the offering plan states "In the event any capital 
          improvements will take place, Sponsor will disclose in the Plan or 
          in any Amendment, the projected cost of such improvements..." 
          (emphasis added).  The Commissioner is of the opinion that this 
          language contemplates future major capital improvements as opposed 
          to the window installation which was already completed when the 
          offering plan was filed.

          Based upon the foregoing, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
          the owner's MCI rent increase application was denied in error, and 
          that this proceeding should be remanded to the Administrator for 
          consideration of said application on its merits.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, remanded 
          for further consideration in accordance with this order and 
          opinion.  The Rent Administrator's order is hereby revoked.

          ISSUED:



                                                       ____________________
                                                         Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                                        Deputy Commissioner





























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