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.:FC520016RO     
                                             
Parkoff Company/ Apar Realty Co.,        RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                         DOCKET NO.:ED520120OR     
                                             
                                         SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                            641 West 207th Street
                                            Apt. 1A
                                            New York, NY    
                      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 February 4, 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 April 23, 1990 by filing an 
            application to restore rent based on the restoration of services and 
            the tenant's consent to same.

            In answer, the tenant stated that "the work was not done correctly 
            and problems continue"; that his signature on the owner's 
            application indicating consent to restoration was made during 
            "serious illness"; and that he did not realize that his signature 
            would be used to close the case.

            On January 3, 1991, an inspection of the subject apartment was 
            conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed the continued 
            existence of defective conditions.

            By an order dated February 4, 1991, the Administrator denied the 
            owner's application.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that all work was 
            done. The owner submitted a copy of an undated work order 
            purportedly signed by the tenant.

            FC520016RO


            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 






            the petition should be denied.

            The owner's petition does not establish any basis to modify or 
            revoke the Administrator's determination based on the January 3, 
            1991 inspection which confirmed the continued existence of defective 
            conditions, warranting a denial of the owner's application. The 
            owner's submission of a copy of an undated work order purportedly 
            signed by the tenant fails to rebut the results of the physical 
            inspection. In addition, this work order was not submitted at the 
            proceeding below before the Administrator, and is raised for the 
            first time on appeal; accordingly, this work order is beyond the 
            scope of review which is limited to the issues and evidence before 
            the Administrator.

            The status of the owner's rent restoration applications is as 
            follows: EC420051OR denied on October 15, 1990 and GG520118OR 
            granted on December 24, 1993.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations and 
            Operational Bulletin 84-1, 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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