OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433


          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: CC610342R0       
          1560 SELWYN REALTY CORP./
          BRONISLAVA LEVIN,                     DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S     
                                                DOCKET NO.: BH610001OR            

                          PETITIONER            PREMISES: 1560 Selwyn Ave.
                                                           Apt. No. 6B
                                                           Bronx, New York


          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on February 8, 1988 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 this administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on August 4, 1987 by the owner filing 
          an application to restore rent based on the restoration of services.

          On October 23, 1987, the Division transmitted a copy of the owner's 
          application to the tenant.

          The tenant filed an answer, denying in substance that services were 

          Thereafter, an on-site inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted on December 8, 1987 by a Division staff member who 
          confirmed that the refrigerator door gasket is defective and there 
          is roach infestation in the apartment.

          Based on the inspection results, the Administrator denied the 
          owner's application on February 8, 1988.


          In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends that 
          a replacement refrigerator was provided and a sign is posted in the 
          building advising all tenants of monthly exterminating services.

          On May 31, 1988, the Division mailed a copy of the owner's petition 
          to the tenant who responded that the replacement refrigerator had 
          been defective, that she participated in the monthly extermination 
          which failed to get rid of the roach infestation.

          On September 16, 1988, the owner submitted various copies of work 
          orders dated subsequent to the February 8, 1988 issuance of the 
          Administrator's order. 

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
          the petition should be denied.

          The Administrator's determination was based on an on-site inspection 
          report finding the continued existence of a defective refrigerator 
          door gasket and roach infestation within the apartment. The owner's 
          petition fails to rebut this determination which was in all respects  
          proper and is hereby sustained.

          The owner's submission of copies of work orders dated subsequent to 
          the issuance of the order appealed is beyond the scope of 
          administrative review which is limited to the issues and evidence 
          before the Administrator.

          The automatic stay of the retroactive rent abatement that resulted  
          by the filing of this petition is vacated upon issuance of this 
          Order and Opinion.

          The Commissioner notes that a rent restoration application 
          (CE620089OR) was granted on February 7, 1989.

          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.


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner





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