CC 110272-RO

                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433



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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE  REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  CC 110272-RO
                                                  RENT      ADMINISTRATOR'S
                  TRUMP MANAGEMENT,          DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  BH 110081-S 
                                                  PREMISES: 
                                                  143-06 Barclay Avenue  
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. 2D, Flushing, NY  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   



          The above-named owner filed a  timely  petition  for  administra-
          tive review of an order  concerning  the  housing  accommodations
          relating to the above described docket number.

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

          The tenant commenced the proceeding below by filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.  Amongst the complained of  conditions:
          falling plaster from the bathroom ceiling.

          The owner did not interpose an answer to the tenant's complaint.

          Thereafter an inspection of the subject  premises  was  conducted
          by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence of  defective
          conditions.

          On February 26, 1988, the Rent Administrator directed restoration 
          of these  services  and  further  ordered,  a  reduction  of  the
          stabilization rent.



          In its petition, the owner contends  that  the  order  should  be
          reversed because all necessary repairs were  made  prior  to  the
          issuance of the order.  The owner asserts that in anoth r  appli-
          cation, under Docket No. BL 120130-S, filed on December 7,  1987,
          the tenant stated "the bathroom was taken care  of  2  weeks  ago
          November 9 and November 10."  The owner went  on  to  state  that
          since the tenant admits the work was done prior to  February  26,
          1988, the order should be revoked.






          CC 110272-RO

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

          The  owner's  contentions  regarding  repairs  and  the  tenant's
          statements in the application under Docket No.  BL  120130-S  are
          both raised for the first time in the petition and are beyond the 
          scope of review of administrative appeals which is limited  to  a
          review of facts or evidence before the Administrator.   Moreover,
          the physical inspection of the apartment took place  on  December
          31, 1987, and therefore contradicts the tenant's vague  statement
          submitted by the owner that "the bathroom was taken care of .  ."
          in November 1987.  Thus, the Commissioner finds  the  order  here
          under appeal was warranted.

          The Commissioner notes that on March 30, 1988, the owner's appli 
          cation for a restoration of  rent,  based  on  a  restoration  of
          services was granted.


          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
                                                   Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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