BK110117RO

                                  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
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  BK110117RO                 
                CORONA APARTMENTS,                
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S      
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      QS000271OR
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              ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                            

            On November 12, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
            petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
            October 14, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
            accommodation known as 112-22 37th Avenue, Corona, New York, Apt. 
            C-6, wherein the Administrator denied the owner's application for 
            rent restoration on the basis that the condition which resulted in 
            the rent reduction had not been corrected.

            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 proceeding was commenced on October 2, 1985 when the owner made 
            application for rent restoration stating in its application that a 
            new stove was installed in the apartment in August, 1985.  A 
            physical inspection conducted by a Division employee on September 
            24, 1987 confirmed that the conditions cited in the rent reduction 
            order (QS001323S) of August 14, 1985 had not been corrected other 
            than the stove replacement.  The rent reduction order directed the 
            owner to repair the space between the wall and floors and correct 
            the mice infestation condition. 

            On PAR the owner contends that the Rent Administrator's order 
            should be reversed, because the tenant prevented access to make 
            repairs.  The owner asks for a new inspection and a restoration of 
            the rent.














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            The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
            denied.

            Pursuant to Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization Code, the 
            scope of review in administrative appeals is limited to a review of 
            facts of evidence that were before the Administrator unless it is 
            established that certain facts or evidence could not reasonably 
            have been offered or included in the proceeding prior to the issu- 
            ance of the order being appealed.  The owner had ample opportunity 
            to advise the Administrator in the proceeding below if repair 
            efforts were being hampered by the tenant's denial of access.
            Moreover, the rent restoration application merely stated that a new 
            stove had been installed and made no mention of any repairs to 
            correct the conditions for which the rent was reduced.

            Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly 
            based his determination on the entire record, including the 
            physical inspection, and that the record presented is sufficient to 
            establish that the conditions that gave rise to the rent reduction 
            have not been corrected. 


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

            ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, 
            and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
            affirmed.


            ISSUED:




                                                                         
                                               JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                               Deputy Commissioner






    

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