FH 410178 RO
                                  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.: FH 410178-RO 
                                                
            SALOMONE AND COMPANY/                DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
            JACK SALOMONE,                       DOCKET NO.: EL 410209-OR

                                                 SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                 200 East 84th St., Apt. No. 84
                                                 New York, NY 10028
                                PETITIONER     
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely Petition  for  Administrative
          Review of an order issued on July 11, 1991, 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 owner commenced this proceeding on December 12, 1990 by filing 
          an application  to  restore  rent  based  on  the  restoration  of
          services.  The owner also alleged that all repairs were  completed
          except for extermination which the tenant allegedly refused access 
          to.  The owner failed to request  a  No  Access  inspection.   The
          owner failed to provide the Administrator proof of certified  mail
          sent  to  the  tenant,  return  receipt   requested,   and   other
          requirements  pursuant  to  Policy   Statement   90-5   (Arranging
          Repairs/No Access Inspection).

          Thereafter  on  February  19,  1991,  the  subject  apartment  was
          inspected by DHCR which confirmed the  existence  of  "roaches  in
          (the) kitchen area around (the) stove."

          The Administrator denied on July 11, 1991 the owner's application.

          In this petition, the owner repeats in substance its contention in 
          the proceeding below that the tenant refused  access.   The  owner
          submits a statement of  the  building  superintendent,  indicating
          that the tenant refused access despite numerous  attempts  by  the
          building superintendent to exterminate her apartment.   The  owner
          also submits an August 5, 1991  letter  sent  by  certified  mail,
          return receipt requested, to the tenant to contact  the  owner  to
          arrange an extermination appointment.






          FH 410178 RO

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

          In  the  proceeding  below  prior   to   the   issuance   of   the
          Administrator's order, the owner failed to  request  a  No  Access
          inspection by providing the Administrator proof of certified  mail
          sent  to  the  tenant,  return  receipt   requested,   and   other
          requirements  pursuant  to  Policy   Statement   90-5   (Arranging
          Repairs/No Access Inspection).  The owner's petition as set  forth
          above also failed to prove tenant refusing access pursuant to  the
          evidentiary requirements of said Policy Statement.

          In addition,  the  owner's  alleged  documentation  insufficiently
          showing tenant's refusal  of  access  was  not  submitted  in  the
          proceeding below prior to issuance of the  Administrator's  order,
          and is now raised as insufficient evidence for the first  time  on
          appeal.  For example, the alleged certified mail  was  sent  after
          the  issuance  of   the   Administrator's   order.    Thus,   this
          insufficient evidence is beyond the  scope  of  review,  which  is
          limited to the issues and evidence before the Administrator.

          Accordingly, the Administrator properly relied on the February 19, 
          1991 inspection  finding  defective  conditions;  and  that  based
          thereon,  the  Administrator  properly  determined  the  continued
          existence of decreased services, warranting denial of the  owner's
          application.

          This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the  owner's
          filing another application  for  rent  restoration  based  on  the
          restoration of services.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          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:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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