CA410323RO
                                  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.: CA410323RO
                                                  (Refile of BK410345RO)
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: BC410349-S     
                   Benenson Funding Corp.       
                                               
                                                         

                                 PETITIONER  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW     
                          

               On January 15, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner refiled 
          and perfected a petition for administrative review of an order 
          issued on  October 19, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning 
          the housing accommodation known as 322 East 84 Street, New York, 
          New York, Apartment 6A, wherein the Administrator determined that 
          there had been a reduction of individual apartment services, 
          directed the restoration of services, and ordered a reduction of 
          the stabilized legal rent.

               The challenged order reduced the tenants' rent based on the 
          results of an inspection conducted on July 31, 1987, that confirmed 
          the tenants' complaint that the roof leaks had severely damaged 
          ceiling paint and plaster throughout the apartment.  The owner had 
          notified the Administrator that roof repair had commenced on March 
          20, 1987.

               On appeal, the owner reiterates that extensive roof work and 
          repairs were performed.  In addition, the owner submits a copy of 
          an invoice, dated September 17, 1987, regarding plastering and 
          painting repairs to Apartment 6A.  The owner states that the repair 
          work to the tenants' apartment had to wait until the roof work was 
          completed on August 30, 1987.  A copy of the owner's appeal was 
          served on the tenants on March 10, 1988.
















          CA410323RO



               The Commissioner notes that an administrative appeal is 
          limited to a review of the issues and evidence in the record before 
          the Administrator, and not to consider new evidence.  The fact that 
          the evidence of repairs to the tenant's apartment was not presented 
          to the Administrator for his consideration precludes consideration 
          of the evidence for the first time on appeal.  The Administrator's 
          determination was proper based on the record presented, and should 
          be affirmed.  The owner is advised to apply for rent restoration 
          predicated on a restoration of services, if the facts so warrant.

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

               ORDERED, that the owner's petition be denied and that the 
          Administrator's order be affirmed.



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                                                  ___________________        
                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        
                                                 

                    
    

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