DK520042RT

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



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IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: DK520042RT 



            Jerry Barr,                      
                                            
                                             RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                             DOCKET NO.:CI520064RP

                         PETITIONER
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  ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

On November 3, 1989, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
October 3, 1989, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
accommodation known as 423 West 144th Street, New York, N.Y., 
Apt.#2, wherein the Administrator upon reconsideration, determined 
in pertinent part, pursuant to an order of remand issued on August 
19, 1988, by the Deputy Commissioner for Rent Administration under 
Administrative Review Docket No. ARL-07950U, that the evidence of 
record indicates that the tenant has failed to respond; that the 
owner has restored services and that the proceeding should be 
terminated.

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 issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly issued 
the order of October 3, 1989.

On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserts, in effect, that the 
evidence submitted by the owner below is contrary to a Civil Court 
judgment rendered under index No. L&T 63343/86.

The petition was served on the owner on January 2, 1990, and on 
February 13, 1990, the owner filed an answer to the petition 
stating that the evidence submitted was credible and that all 
repairs were made.
                                                                   












          DK520042RT



          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The record indicates that a Commissioner's order issued on August 
          19, 1988, (ARL07950U) remanded the tenant's services complaint to 
          the Administrator for reconsideration of an order issued on January 
          13, 1986, (Docket N.U001158S) directing restoration of services. 

          A review of the file clearly shows that the tenant failed to submit 
          any evidence or to respond to the Notice of Proceeding to 
          Reconsider, dated August 18, 1989, or to in any way allege that the 
          owner's claim of restoration of services was in conflict with the 
          Civil Court judgment issued under index No. L&T 63343/86. As a 
          result thereof, on October 3, 1989, under Docket No. CI520064RP, 
          the Rent Administrator noted that the tenant failed to respond; 
          that the owner restored services and that the proceeding should be 
          terminated accordingly.

          Since the Scope of administrative review is limited to the facts or 
          evidence which were raised before the Rent Administrator and the 
          issue raised on appeal was not supported by any evidence below, it 
          may not be considered for the first time on administrative appeal.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator 
          properly based his determination on the evidence in the record and 
          properly issued the appealed order.

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

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

          ISSUED:                                           

                                                                             
                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner 
    

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