BL 210025-RT

                                  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.:                
BL 210025-RT     
                                  
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                     ZANDRIA SMITH,               DOCKET NO.:
                                                  BE 210007-OR 

                                                  PREMISES:            
                                                  292 Maple Street     
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. D-6, Brooklyn, NY
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          The above-named tenant timely filed a petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on November 27, 1987 concerning the 
          housing accommodations relating to the above-described docket 
          number wherein the Administrator ordered a rent restoration based 
          on a finding of a restoration of services.

          The issue in his appeal is whether the Administrator's order was 
          warranted.

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

          This proceeding was commenced on May 7, 1987 by the owner filing an 
          application for rent restoration based on a restoration of services 
          for which a rent reduction order (Docket No. AG 210340-S) was 
          issued on April 21, 1987.  Said rent reduction order is based on an 
          on-site inspection finding that the apartment entrance outer door 
          knob is missing and the inside knob is loose.


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          In an answer filed on June 2, 1987, the tenant stated that the 
          owner installed a new doorknob which does not work properly; and 










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          that she originally complained about replacing the unsecured door, 
          not the doorknob.


On September 29, 1987, an inspection of the subject apartment was 
conducted by a Division staff member who reported that the 
apartment entrance outer door has a knob and the inside knob on the 
apartment door is tight.

Based on this physical inspection, the Administrator granted the 
owner's application and restored the stabilized rent to the level 
in effect prior to the rent reduction plus subsequent lawful 
increases effective June 1, 1987.

In the petition for administrative review, the tenant contends in 
substance that she complained about the building's door and hall- 
ways, not about the apartment entrance doorknob.

The owner answered that the Administrator, having based his 
determination on an inspection which disclosed completed repairs, 
properly restored the rent.

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

The tenant is precluded from raising in this rent restoration 
proceeding an issue which pertains to another proceeding, i.e. the 
rent reduction under Docket No. AG 210340-S.  The tenant failed to 
amend her complaint in that proceeding which already gave her a 
rent reduction as to the defective apartment entrance door.  
Accordingly, the tenant's claim is beyond the scope of this 
administrative review, which is limited to the issues and evidence 
before the Administrator in the rent restoration proceeding.

Thus, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator properly based 
his decision on the entire record, including the September 29, 1987 
inspection which revealed restored services, warranting a rent 
restoration.







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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 Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
affirmed.





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          ISSUED:



                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          





    

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