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

     ------------------------------------X  S.J.R. NO. 6370 (Mandamus)
     IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
     APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.DB 530188-RO
                                         :  
                                            RENT ADMINISTRTOR'S
       JACHAR REALTY CORP.                  DOCKET NO.DF 410229-OM
                           PETITIONER    : 
     ------------------------------------X                             

           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

     On February 23, 1989 the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Petition for 
     Administrative Review against an order issued on January 23, 1989  by  the
     Rent Administrator (Gertz Plaza) concerning housing  accommodations  known
     as 408 West 130th Street, New York, NY, various  apartments,  wherein  the
     Administrator denied the owner's rent increase application  based  on  the
     installation of replacement windows at a total claimed cost of  $17,341.00
     on the ground  that  the  owner  failed  to  adequately  substantiate  its
     application for major capital improvement (MCI) rent increases.

     Subsequent thereto the  owner  filed  a  petition  in  the  Supreme  Court
     pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice  Law  and  rules  seeking  an
     order of mandamus.  

     The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the  record  and  has
     carefully considered that part of the record relevant to the issue  raised
     by the administrative appeal.

     In this petition, the owner alleges, in substance, that it did not receive 
     the notices which were sent to it requesting additional documentation; and 
     that as a result it did  not  have  an  opportunity  to  respond  thereto.
     Submitted with the petition is a complete list of the tenants'  names  and
     apartments numbers in the subject premises.

     A review of the record in the proceeding below discloses  that  the  owner
     failed to properly substantiated its MCI application by not submitting  to
     the  Administrator  requisited  documentation  including  a   Contractor's
     Certification (Form RA-79I) showing the number of windows installed and  a
     complete rent roll of the apartments at the subject premises.  It is noted 
     that the owner submitted copies of cancelled checks which amounted only to 
     $69,000.00 of the owner's claimed cost of $77,341.00.  The record  further
     discloses that on December  15,  1988  the  Administrator  mailed  to  the
     owner's authorized representative (who signed  the  application)  a  final
     notice (since the owner had failed to respond to a prior  notice  sent  on
     August 18, 1988) requesting said  documentations.   Said  notice  was  not
     returned by the postal authorities as non-deliverable.










          DOCKET NUMBER: DB 530188-OM
     In view of the owner's failure to submit the  requisite  documentation  to
     properly substantiate its MCI application, the Commissioner finds that the 
     Administrator  properly  denied  the  application   and   terminated   the
     proceeding.

     THEREFORE, in accordance  with  the  applicable  provisions  of  the  Rent
     Stabilization  Law  and  Code,  and  the  New  York  City  Rent  Law   and
     Regulations, it is

     ORDERED, that this petition 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
                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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