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.: CA230350RO
                                              :  
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
             GENOWEFA BORYSEWICZ                 DOCKET NO.: AD230250OM
                                PETITIONER    : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above named petitioner-owner filed a Petition for 
          Administrative Review against an order issued on November 5, 1987 
          by the Rent Administrator, (Gertz Plaza) concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 149 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 
          various apartments, wherein the Administrator denied the owner's 
          major capital improvement (MCI) rent increase application because 
          the owner had failed to properly substantiate the claimed cost of 
          the installation.

          On appeal, the petitioner-owner contends, in substance, that the 
          rent increase should be granted as all payments were made to the 
          contractor.  In support of its petition, the owner submits copies 
          of two cancelled checks totalling $1550.00, and a statement from 
          the contractor.

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

          The evidence of record in the instant case discloses that evidence 
          submitted by the owner on appeal completely contradicts the 
          evidence submitted to the Rent Administrator in the original 
          proceeding.

          In the proceeding before the Administrator, the owner submitted a 
          payment schedule consisting of seven payments dated from March 18, 
          1986 through April 10, 1986, with each payment being signed off by 
          the contractor; and an affidavit from the contractor stating that 
          he "received all cash for the work done" to the subject premises.  
          However, on appeal the owner submits two cancelled checks, one of 
          which post-dates the payment schedule, the contractor's 
          certification and the MCI application.  Furhtermore, these checks 
          (which were submitted for the first time on appeal) do not specify 
          the address of the subject premises and/or the MCI installation.

          The Commissioner rejects as disingenuous the contractor's affidavit 
          submitted on appeal wherein he stated that his use of the term, 
          "cash", was being misunderstood.










          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: CA230350RT




          Based on the foregoing, it is found that the Administrator's order 
          is correct and should be affirmed.

          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 Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
          is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:











                                                                        
                                               JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                               Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
    

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