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.: EH630246RO
          APPEAL OF
                   1512 BEACH AVENUE H D F C,

                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                               PETITIONER         DOCKET NO.: CL630074OM 
          ------------------------------------X

                  ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING ON APPEAL

          On August 1, 1990, the above-named petitioner-owner timely re-filed 
          a petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          March 13, 1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 1512 Beach Avenue, Bronx, NY, various 
          apartments, wherein the Administrator denied the owner's 
          application for a major capital improvement (MCI) rent increase 
          which was based on the installation of windows, because the owner 
          submitted incomplete information on his application.

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

          The owner commenced the instant proceeding on December 8, 1988 by 
          initially filing an application for a rent increase based on the 
          building-wide installation of new windows at a total cost of 
          $29,240.00.

          On March 13, 1989, the Rent Administrator issued the order here 
          under review, finding that the owner's application was incomplete 
          because two items were left blank.

          In this PAR, the owner requests reversal of the Administrator's 
          order and contends, in substance, that it was not furnished an 
          opportunity to submit a corrected application.

          The tenants did not file any objections to the owner's application 
          although afforded an opportunity to do so.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should be 
          remanded to the Rent Administrator.

          The items listed on the order as being incomplete on the MCI 
          application were question 4(c) on form RA-79 and one question in 












          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. EH630246RO

          Supplement Section A on form RA-79 Supplement 1.  Question 4(c) on 
          form RA-79 was properly answered on the original application. (The 
          Examiner's Progress Sheet correctly indicates that question 4(b) on 
          form RA-79 was not answered.)

          A review of the record indicates that the owner's application was 
          substantially complete, including the submission of various 
          supporting documentation.  Under the circumstances, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the Administrator should either 
          have rejected the application without prejudice to refiling (rather 
          than denying the application) or afforded the owner an opportunity 
          to submit complete information within a reasonable period of time.  
          The Commissioner notes that the owner submitted a completed 
          application for an MCI rent increase after receiving the Rent 
          Administrator's order.  On remand, this application should be 
          processed on the merits.

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

          ORDERED, that these proceedings be, and the same hereby are, 
          remanded to the Rent Administrator for further consideration in 
          accordance with this order and opinion. 



          ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                                  LULA M. ANDERSON  
                                                  Deputy Commissioner










    

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