EI130189RT
                                  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.: EI130189RT  
                                                  
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: DL110112OR       
                    Mark H. Simon,
                                  
                                                         
                                 PETITIONER  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW     
                          
               
               On September 28, 1990, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed 
          a petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          August 29, 1990, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodations known as 99-05 63 Drive, Rego Park, NY, wherein the 
          Administrator determined that the conditions which gave rise to the 
          rent reduction had not been fully corrected.

               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 proceeding was commenced by the filing of a rent 
          restoration application on November 23, 1989.  On July 27, 1990 an 
          inspection was conducted by a Division employee which confirmed 
          that some of the conditions, which were the basis of the rent 
          reduction, had not been corrected.  Accordingly, the order denying 
          the owner's application was issued on August 29, 1990.

               In the PAR, the tenant requests that the Administrator's order 
          be modified on the basis that the order incorrectly concludes that 
          certain conditions have been corrected, and that the order should 
          include additional conditions which were not found by the 
          Administrator in the order reducing the rent.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
          denied.
















          EI130189RT

               In order for a rent restoration application to be granted, it 
          must be established that the conditions cited in the rent reduction 
          order have been corrected.  In this case, the rent reduction order 
          described the several services not being maintained.  The only 
          relevant inquiry is whether those conditions were corrected and the 
          services restored.  The report of inspection conducted on July 27, 
          1990 by an employee of the Division, who is not a party to the 
          proceeding, was properly placed in the record for consideration by 
          the Administrator.  The Commissioner finds that it was proper for 
          the Administrator to rely on the inspection results in determining 
          which conditions were corrected.

               The tenant's contention of additional defective conditions, 
          which were not contained in the Administrator's order, is more 
          properly the subject of a challenge to the rent reduction order.  
          Inasmuch as the time period for challenging that order has passed, 
          the tenant is entitled to no relief regarding those issues as they 
          are untimely raised herein.  Furthermore, an administrative appeal 
          is strictly limited to issues of law and fact raised in the 
          proceeding below and accordingly, the tenant's allegation regarding 
          the conditions outside of Apt. 7-O, as to which no evidence had 
          been presented below, cannot be considered in this appeal.

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

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


          ISSUED:                                    






                                                  ___________________        
                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        
                                                 

                    
    

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