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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: DE220303RO

                    Marvin Hellman,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CB220711S

                                                       SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                       3851 Flatlands Avenue
                                                       Apt. 4B
                                                       Brooklyn, New York


          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on May 24, 1989 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 this proceeding on January 29, 1988 by filing 
          a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
          services in the subject apartment.

          In answer, the owner asserted in substance that necessary repairs 
          would be done if the tenant provided access.

          On March 30, 1989, an inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the existence of 
          defective conditions.

          A No Access inspection notice was then sent to the tenant and the  
          owner, advising them of an April 27, 1989 inspection date when the 
          tenant should be ready to provide access to the owner's worker(s) 
          and the owner's workers should be ready to perform the repairs at 
          that time.
          Thereafter, a No Access inspection was conducted on April 27, 1989 
          by a DHCR staff member who again confirmed the existence of various 


          defective conditions.  The inspector noted that only the tenant was 
          present at the inspection.

          By an order dated May 24, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
          restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that all work was 

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

          Pursuant to Section 2202.16 of the Rent and Eviction Regulations, 
          DHCR is authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application by 
          a tenant, where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain 
          essential services.  The owner's petition does not establish any 
          basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based 
          on the March 30, 1989 and April 27, 1989 inspections which 
          confirmed the existence of defective conditions, warranting a rent 

          The Commissioner further notes that the copies of the work orders 
          attached to the owner's petition were submitted for the first time 
          with this petition and are therefore beyond the scope of review, 
          which is limited to those issues and evidence that were originally 
          before the Administrator.

          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.

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


                                             LULA M. ANDERSON
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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