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.:

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Park Properties Development,            RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                        DOCKET NO.:
                                             FJ210630S

                                        PREMISES: Apt. 1P
                                        1250 Ocean Ave.
                    PETITIONER               Brooklyn, NY

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  ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

On  December  28,  1993, the above-named  owner  filed  a  timely
petition  for  administrative review against an order  issued  on
December 6, 1993 by the Rent Administrator reducing the rent  and
directing  restoration of services based on a finding of  failure
to maintain required services.

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

The tenant commenced this proceeding on Octber 18, 1991 by filing
a  complaint asserting that the owner failed to maintain  various
services  in the subject apartment, including vermin control  and
painting.

On October 29, 1991, DHCR mailed a copy of the tenant's complaint
to the owner. There was no response from the owner.

DHCR notified the tenant on February 5, 1993, seeking information
on whether the problem was resolved. The tenant did not respond.

DHCR  also  mailed  a request for information  to  the  owner  on
October 7, 1993.

Thereafter,  a physical inspection was conducted on  October  26,
1993  by  a  DHCR  staff member who confirmed  the  existence  of
inadequate vermin control in the subject apartment.

After  the  inspection,  the owner replied on November  5,  1993,
asserting  that  the  apartment  was  painted  in  1992  and  was
retouched  recently. A copy of the owner's answer was  mailed  to
the tenant, who failed to respond.

By  an  order dated December 6, 1993, the Administrator  directed
the restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction based on
the inspection's finding of inadequate vermin control.

In  the petition for administrative review, the owner contends in
substance that regular exterminating services are being provided.

Pursuant  to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code,  DHCR
is  authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application  by  a
tenant,  where it is found that an owner has failed  to  maintain
required  services. The owner's petition does not  establish  any
basis to modify or revoke the Administrator's order based on  the
October   26,  1993  physical  inspection  which  confirmed   the
existence  of inadequate vermin control in the subject apartment,
warranting a rent reduction.

The  owner's  allegation that regular exterminating services  are
being provided was not raised in the proceeding below before  the
Adminstrator  prior to the issuance of the Administrator's  order
and  is  now raised for the first time on appeal. What the  owner
raised  below  was the issue of painting, which is irrelevant  to
the  Administrator's determination. Accordingly, this defense  is
beyond  the  scope of review which is limited to the  issues  and
evidence before the Administrator.

The  rent  will  be restored only when an owner's application  to
restore  rent is filed and granted. The owner is advised to  file
such an application if the facts so warrant.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code
and Operational Bulletin 84-1,  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
                                        Deputy Commissioner
    

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