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   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     DOCKET NO.: DJ430230RO
          APPEAL OF

                     Bernice Rosenblum, 
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                               PETITIONER         DOCKET NO: BD430533OM
          ------------------------------------X

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On October 10, 1989, the above named petitioner-owner timely 
          refiled a petition for administrative review of a Rent 
          Administrator's order bearing the above-referenced docket number 
          which denied the owner's  application to increase the rents based 
          upon a claim that major capital improvements were made  to the 
          building.

          In the application commenced on April 20, 1987, concerning the 
          premises located at 25 Thompson Street, New York, NY, the owner 
          requested a rent increase based upon the installation of the 
          following items: 

                      1)      boiler/burner; and
                      2)      pointing and steamcleaning.

          The Rent Administrator denied the application in its entirety since 
          the owner failed to submit information and/or evidence required for 
          the processing of her application which was requested on June 23, 
          1987 and June 15, 1989 (two year interim).

          The petitioner challenges the Rent Administrator's denial of the 
          application herein contendinh in substance, that due to the City's 
          administrative difficulties, the requested information was not 
          obtainable within the time frame specified by the DHCR; and that 
          she should not be held responsible for circumstances beyond her 
          control.

          After considering that portion of the record relevant to the issues 
          raised by this petition, the Commissioner finds that the petitioner 
          does not qualify for a rent increase because the petitioner failed 
          to:


















               a)   submit all of the documents, such as contracts, paid 
                    bills and/or contractor statements necessary to 
                    substantiate the cost and/or necessity for the 
                    installations, and 

               b)   submit the necessary governmental approvals for the 
                    installations where needed.

          The Commissioner notes that even on appeal, the owner failed to 
          show that the appropriate applications had at least been filed with 
          their respective governmental agencies. In addition, the owner has 
          not verified as paid all expenditures claimed.

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

          ORDERED, that this 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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