ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FL 210104 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.:               
                                                 FL 210104 RO 
                                              :  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.:           
                                                 EE 210233 S              
                                                 PREMISES: 70 Prospect Park 
                                                           Southwest, Apt. 
                                                           F1, Brooklyn,    
                                                           N.Y.
                 A & S REALTY CO.,                                 

                              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 concerning  the  housing
          accommodation relating to the above described docket number.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all of  the  evidence  in  the
          record and has carefully considered that portion  of  the  record
          relevant to the issues raised by the petition.  

               The tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

               In its answer, the owner denied the  allegations  set  forth
          in the tenant's complaint or otherwise asserted that all required 
          repairs had been or would be completed.

               Thereafter  an  inspection  of  the  subject  apartment  was
          conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed the existence  of
          a defective condition, to wit - vermin control.

               The Rent Administrator directed restoration of this  service
          and further ordered, a reduction of the stabilization rent.



               In its petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that it provides  extermination  service  regularly
          but that the tenant does not avail herself of it.

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

               The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  owner's  allegation  is






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FL 210104 RO
          gratuitous and was not  raised  before  the  Rent  Administrator.
          Accordingly, pursuant to Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization 
          Code the allegation may not be considered now when it is made for 
          the first time on administrative  appeal.   Moreover,  since  the
          allegation itself  is  otherwise  devoid  of  any  substantiating
          evidence, the owner has offered insufficient  reason  to  disturb
          the Rent Administrator's order.

               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 Rent Administrator's be, and the same hereby 
          is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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