ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GC 210095 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

          ------------------------------------X 
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE :  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.:               
                                                 GC 210095 RO
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.     
                                                 DOCKET NO.:              
                                                 FC 210557 S
                 55 REALTY CO.                    
                                                 PREMISES: 55 Winthrop St.,
                              PETITIONER      :            Apt. 4I
          ------------------------------------X            Brooklyn, N. Y.  

            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 
          accommodations 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, including vermin infestation and defective 
          stove burners.

               The owner interposed a response which asked for an extension 
          of time to answer the tenant's complaint and a 60 day extension was 
          granted.  The Administrator's record does not contain any 
          additional response from the owner.

               Thereafter an inspection of the subject apartment was 
          conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector, who confirmed the existence of 
          defective conditions. 

               The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services 
          and further ordered a reduction of the stabilized rent.


















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: GC 210095 RO

               In his petition for administrative review, the owner states, 
          in substance, that a replacement stove was supplied and the tenant 
          does not provide access for the purpose of exterminator service. 

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

               The Commissioner notes that the owner's allegation that the 
          tenant denied access for the purpose of providing exterminator 
          service in the subject apartment was not raised by the owner while 
          the proceeding was pending before the administrator and is 
          unsubstantiated by any evidence in the record.  Since the scope of 
          administrative review is limited to the facts or evidence which 
          were raised before the administrator and this allegation was not 
          raised, it may not now be considered for the first time on 
          administrative appeal.

               Although the owner contends that the stove was repaired, the 
          Commissioner notes that the owner submitted no evidence to 
          substantiate the contention either while the proceeding was pending 
          before the administrator or by attachment to his petition.  
          Accordingly, based on a preponderance of the evidence the owner has  
          offered insufficient reason to disturb the Administrator's 
          determination and that the Administrator properly based his 
          determination on the entire record including the results of the on- 
          site inspection conducted in the subject apartment.   

               This Order and Opinion is issued without prejudice to the 
          owner's right to file the appropriate application with the Division 
          for a restoration of rent based upon the restoration of services, 
          if the facts so warrant.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, it is

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

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner



                                                    

    

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