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.: DK210306RO
          APPEAL OF

                     Ciro LoCascio,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                               PETITIONER         DOCKET NO: BJ210209OM
          ------------------------------------X

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On November 20, 1989, the above named petitioner-owner timely filed 
          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 
          a major capital improvement was made to the building.

          In the application, concerning the premises located at 6607 17th 
          Avenue, Brooklyn, NY , the owner requested a rent increase based 
          upon the installation of apartment windows at a total cost of 
          $10,250.00.

          The Rent Administrator denied the owner's application on November 
          14, 1989, in its entirety, based upon the owner's failure to submit 
          information/documentation substantiating his application.

          The owner challenges the Rent Administrator's denial of its 
          application contending, in substance, that all of the requested 
          information was timely submitted prior  to receipt of the final 
          notice; and that a photocopy of said submission was sent to DHCR in 
          reply to the final notice.


          After considering that portion of the record relevant to the issue 
          raised by this petition, the Commissioner finds that the petitioner 
          does not qualify for a rent increase because the petitioner failed 
          to submit, in the proceeding below and in the instant proceeding,
          all of the documents such as contracts, paid bills and/or 
          contractor statements necessary to substantiate the cost of the 
          installation and verify the relationship between the owner and the 
          contractor. 



          Adm. Rev. Docket No. DK210306RO















          There is no evidence in the record which was submitted by the owner 
          pursuant to DHCR's request for information in order to substantiate 
          the application other than the front copies of checks which have 
          been predominantly written payable to the owner himself and an 
          invoice marked paid in full from the contractor (Paturzo) in the 
          amount of $20,500.00 (double the claimed cost for the MCI herein).

          Thus, the Rent Administrator properly denied the application based 
          upon the evidence submitted in the proceeding below.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          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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