FB 210197-RT
                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  FB 210197-RT                
                HAMPTON REALTY COMPANY,           
                                                  RENT          ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      EH 210040-OR 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On February 20, 1991, the above named petitioner-tenant  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          January 30, 1991  by  the  Rent  Administrator  at  Gertz  Plaza,
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          3205 Emmons Avenue, Apartment 6-A, Brooklyn,  New  York,  wherein
          the Administrator determined the owner's application  to  restore
          rent previously reduced under Docket No. CK 210479-S.

          An inspection conducted on January 16, 1991 revealed  that  there
          was no evidence of the conditions which had  given  rise  to  the
          rent reductions, i.e., hairline cracks or the hole in  the  foyer
          ceiling.

          In the petition, the tenant acknowledges that the  foyer  ceiling
          had been recently plastered and painted, but asser s  that  hair-
          line cracks in the walls and ceiling and water seepage manifested 
          themselves shortly after the Administrator issued a rent restora 
          tion order on January 30, 1991.

          A follow-up inspection on February  15,  1991  conducted  at  the
          request of  the  Compliance  Unit  confirmed  the  appearance  of
          hairline cracks in walls and ceilings.

          In answer to the petition, the  owner  points  out  in  pertinent
          part, that wall cracks or water  leaks  were  not  cited  in  the
          underlying  rent  reduction  order,  and  consequently  were  not
          pertinent to the rent restoration proceedings.  


          The owner further contends that the February 15, 1991  inspection
          was improper and should be disregarded for the purposes  of  this
          administrative appeal.

          The applicable law is Section 2523.4 of  the  Rent  Stabilization
          Code.

          It is noted that the order herein under appeal is  based  on  the
          results of the inspection held on January 16,  1991,  which  dis-







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          closed that the defective conditions which gave rise to the  rent
          reduction had been addressed.  The scope of administrative review 
          is limited to consideration of issues  and  evidence  before  the
          Administrator.  The Administrator's order restoring the rent  was
          correct when issued.  The evidence in  the  file  indicates  that
          identical  or  related  conditions  re-occurred  after  the  rent
          restoration occurred.  The tenant may file  a  new  complaint  if
          further repairs have not been completed.


          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  Administrator's  order  be,  and  the  same  hereby  is,
          affirmed, as provided above.


          ISSUED:



                                              
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner 
    

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