STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: HI110076RO
          JOHN KRUCK                              RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: FL110212OR

               On September 20, 1993 the above named petitioner-owner timely 
          refiled a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of 
          the Rent Administrator issued June 29, 1993. The order concerned 
          housing accommodations known as Apt. C2 located at 168-07 89th 
          Ave., Jamaica, N.Y.  The Administrator denied the owner's rent 
          restoration application.  

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               The owner commenced this proceeding on December 24, 1991 by 
          filing a rent restoration application wherein he alleged, in sum, 
          that he had restored services for which a rent reduction order 
          bearing Docket No. FH110382S had been issued.  The Commissioner 
          notes that the Administrator reduced the tenant's rent based on a 
          finding that vermin control was not being maintained.

               The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant filed a response on 
          June 8, 1993 and stated that the apartment was still infested with 
          roaches and rats and that extermination services are not being 
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  The inspection was conducted on June 18, 1993 and 
          revealed the existence of live roaches in the kitchen.  The 
          Administrator issued the order hereunder review on June 29, 1993 
          and denied the application based on the inspector's report.

               On appeal the owner states that the tenant denied access to 
          the exterminator for the period between March and July, 1993.  The 
          owner further states that access was finally obtained in August, 


          1993.  The petition was served on the tenant on September 30, 1993.

               The tenant filed a response on January 31, 1994 and stated, in 
          sum, that the petition should be denied and the order hereunder 
          review should be affirmed based on the above described inspector's 
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner notes that the scope of review in an 
          administrative appeal is limited to facts or evidence presented 
          before the Rent Administrator unless it can be shown that such 
          facts or evidence could not have been presented.  The owner never 
          raised the claim of failure to provide access before the 
          Administrator.  The owner's application to restore rent states that 
          services have been restored and makes no mention of the access 
          issue.  The Administrator correctly denied rent restoration based 
          on the above described inspector's report.  The order hereunder 
          review is affirmed.  The Commissioner notes that the owner 
          reapplied for rent restoration and that said application (Docket 
          No. HG110166OR) is pending before the DHCR.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 

               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.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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