DE130221RO, et al.
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEALS OF                                   DOCKET NOS.: 
                     ROXANA BLANCO/                    DI130333RO
             30-06 29TH STREET REALTY CO.,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER          CA120093B


          The above-named owner filed a timely Petition for Administrative 
          Review (PAR) of orders issued on April 10, 1989, concerning the 
          housing accommodations known as 30-06 29th Street, Queens, New 
          York, wherein the Rent Administrator determined the tenants 
          complaint.  The owner's PAR was assigned Docket No. DE130221RO.  
          Thereafter, additional PAR Docket Nos. DE130369RO and DI130333RO 
          were inadvertently assigned to documents submitted or returned in 
          connection with the original PAR case docket.

          Several tenants commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject building.  There is no record that the owner filed an 
          answer to the tenants' complaint.

          Thereafter, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) 
          conducted an inspection of the subject premises which confirmed the 
          existence of various conditions, including defective elevators and 
          dirty incinerator rooms with garbage accumulation.

          In this petition for administrative review, the owner argues, for 
          the first time on appeal, that incinerator rooms are cleaned twice 
          a day, seven days a week and submitted a letter from the elevator 
          contractor to the affect that, the elevators are serviced every 
          month, that they are in good working order and that the elevator 
          door defects have been checked and repaired.

          DE130221RO, et al.

          After careful consideration, the Commissioner finds that the 
          petition must be denied.

          Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization Code specifically states, 
          and principles of administrative law as well as Agency precedent 
          dictate, that administrative review shall be limited to facts or 
          evidence before a Rent Administrator as raised in the petition.  
          Administrative review is not a proper vehicle to raise facts or 
          issues which could have been raised before the Rent Administrator, 
          but were not, or to present new facts or evidence.

          In this PAR the owner claims that all services were provided and 
          that repairs to the elevator conditions were made.  The allegation 
          that services were provided is a defense that could have been 
          raised before the Administrator but was not.  If the defective 
          elevator door repairs were completed after the date of the Rent 
          Administrator's order, this would constitute new facts presented at 
          the administrative appeal.  For these reasons, the petition fails 
          to raise valid issues regarding the correctness of the order being 

          The copies of the administrative appeal erroneously docketed under 
          Docket Nos. DE130369RO and DI130333RO are terminated as duplica- 

          The rent will be restored only when an owner's application to 
          restore the rent is filed and granted.  The owner is advised to 
          file such an application if the facts so warrant.

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

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
          and the Rent Control Law and Regulations, and Operational Bulletin 
          84-1, it is 

          ORDERED, that the owner's Petition for Administrative Review under 
          Docket No. DE130221RO be, and the same hereby is, denied, and that 
          the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.  It is further

          DE130221RO, et al.

          ORDERED, that the Petitions for Administrative Review under Docket 
          Nos. DE130369RO and DI130333RO be, and the same hereby are, 
          terminated as duplicative, as provided above.


                                                       LULA M. ANDERSON   
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


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