FJ 110173-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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  FJ 110173-RO                
                                                  RENT          ADMINISTRATOR'S
                      C. HAYNES,                DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  FE 110622-S 
                                                  SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                  107-13 Guy Brewer Blvd.
                                  PETITIONER     Apt. 2-R            
          ----------------------------------x     Jamaica, NY 11433


            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          The above-named owner filed a timely Petition for  Administrative
          Review of an order issued on September 10, 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.

          On May 20, 1991, the tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a 
          complaint asserting that because of a fire in the building,  var-
          ious basic services were not being provided, including no  water,
          electricity, stove, sink, bathtub or toilet.

          Although duly notified to do so on May 28, 1991, the owner failed 
          to respond to the tenant's complaint.

          On June 12, 1991, the tenant submitted a copy of  a  fire  report
          confirming that there had been a fire in the building on  January
          6, 1991.

          Thereafter on July 19, 1991, the subject apartment was  inspected
          by DHCR which confirmed that the electricity and  hot  water  are
          not provided to the complaining tenant who is still in occupancy;


          that there is evidence of fire  on  the  kitchen  wall  near  the
          right side entrance; that the bathroom sink is missing; that  the
          bathtub is discolored and has  stains;  that  there  are  missing
          light fixtures in the kitchen and the master  bedroom;  that  the
          kitchen has evidence of roach infestation; and that  it  was  not
          possible to check whether the electrical fixtures and  electrical
          outlets  were  defective  because  electricity  was   not   being
          provided. 








          FJ 110173-RO
          The Administrator directed on September 10, 1991  restoration  of
          services and established the stabilized rent at $1.00 per month.

          In this petition, the owner asserts that there was  no  fire  and
          there is no electricity only because the tenant has not paid  her
          Con Edison bills.  The owner  further  alleges  that  the  tenant
          constantly harasses him and refuses to let workmen in.

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

          The tenant-submitted fire report and the Division's  own  inspec-
          tion report confirm that there was indeed a fire in  the  subject
          building.  

          The owner did not answer the complaint when  the  proceeding  was
          before the Administraator and the issues  raised  for  the  first
          time in the petition are beyond the scope of review  of  adminis-
          trative appeals and  may not be considered.

          The owner may file a restoration pplicastion when  all  necessary
          repairs have been completed.

          Accordingly, moreover the fire and the results  of  the  physical
          inspection as set forth above, adequately  support  the  Adminis-
          trator's establishment of the legal regulated rent at  $1.00  per
          month effective the date of the fire.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili 
          zation Law and Code, it is










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


          ISSUED:



                                              
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner



    

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