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
          APPEALS OF                            DOCKET NO.:
                                                CF230117RO    

                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET  
                 LOUIS MCDUFFIE                 NO.: AG210203OM

                            PETITIONER,
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a petition for administrative review of 
          an order issued on May 16, 1988 by a Rent Administrator (Gertz 
          Plaza), concerning the housing accommodations known as various 
          apartments, 193 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all 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 of the subject premises commenced this proceeding on July 
          17, 1986 by filing a major capital improvement (MCI) rent increase 
          application with the Administrator based on the installation of new 
          windows building-wide and two steel doors.

          On May 16, 1988, the Rent Administrator issued the order appealed 
          herein in which the owner's MCI application was denied based on a 
          determination that the owner had failed to submit evidence to 
          substantiate his MCI rent increase application despite repeated 
          requests.

          In his petition the owner indicates, in substance, that he will 
          amend his MCI rent increase application as soon as he is able to 
          discern which, if any, of the agency requests for further 
          information remain unsatisfied.

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

          The evidence of record in the instant case indicates that despite 
          several agency requests for evidence the owner failed to respond 
          fully to said requests. Those costs associated with the window 
          installation remain unsubstantiated as only one promissory note was














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          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: CF230117RO


          submitted representing a financed amount of only $8625.00., 
          unexplained discrepancies exist between the contract price 
          ($26,125.00 or $25,000.00) and the claimed cost ($19,000.00) of the 
          installation. The Commissioner further notes that the record 
          contains copies of two distinct window contracts each from the same 
          company, signed by the owner, bearing the same date, but showing 
          different contract prices.  Furthermore, an analysis of the owner's 
          application indicates that the schedule of Monthly Rental Income as 
          of January 1986 contains many incorrect entries.  Accordingly, the 
          the Commissioner finds that the owner's application is incomplete 
          and that the order of the Rent Adminstrator must be affirmed.

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

          ORDERED, that the owner's 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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