DG210139RO


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

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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: DG210139RO

                    Shalom Siegfried,
                                                  RENT                                             ADMINISTRATOR'S 
                                                  DOCKET No.: CK210023OR
                    
                                                  PREMISES:
                                                  1650 Ocean Avenue
                                                  Apt. A5
                                                  Brooklyn, New York
                                  PETITIONER      
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely Petition for Administrative 
          Review (PAR) of an order issued on June 20, 1989, wherein the Rent 
          Administrator denied the owner's application to restore rent 
          previously reduced under AF210728S.

          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 Rent Administrator had reduced the rent under AF210728S based 
          on findings of roach and rodent infestation, missing bathroom wall 
          tiles and a leaking toilet flushometer.

          The owner commenced the proceeding which is the subject matter of 
          this appeal by filing an application to restore rent alleging that 
          all services had been restored.  The owner stated, in pertinent 
          part, that the infestation was cured .

          The Rent Administrator denied the rent restoration application 
          based on the results of an inspection, which disclosed that 
          infestation conditions had not been corrected.

          In the petition, the owner argues, for the first time on appeal, 
          that the infestation conditions were tenant-induced, inasmuch as 
          the tenant failed to provide access to the exterminator.  In 
          support, the owner submits a letter from the extermination 
          contractor, to the effect that the tenant provided access on some 
          occasions, but failed to do so at other times.

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









          DG210139RO

          A petition for administrative review of a Rent Administrator's 
          order must allege errors in the determination made based on the 
          record presented.  Section 2529.6, Scope of Review, Rent 
          Stabilization Code, specifically states that review shall be 
          limited to facts or evidence before the Rent Administrator as 
          raised in the petition.  

          Therefore, administrative review is not a proper vehicle to raise 
          issues or to present evidence which could have been raised before 
          the Rent Administrator, but was not.  Inasmuch as the instant 
          petition raises new issues and presents new evidence that were not 
          before the Rent Administrator, but otherwise fails to raise any 
          issue regarding the correctness of the order, the petition must be 
          denied.  The Commissioner notes that the owner's allegations on 
          appeal are in conflict with the statement in the rent restoration 
          application that the condition was cured.  The owner could have 
          alleged lack of access as a basis for filing the rent restoration 
          application.

          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 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, 
          affirmed.
            

          ISSUED:

                                                                      
                                   LULA M. ANDERSON  
                                   Deputy Commissioner               
                                                          
                                                        
    

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