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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: BJ130172RO 
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: BD110003OR       
               Richard Albert,          


               On October 20, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          September 24, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 93-41 222 Street Apt. 2A, Queens 
          Village, NY wherein the Administrator determined that the 
          conditions which resulted in the rent reduction order in Docket 
          Number AD110075S had not been corrected and denied the owner's 
          application for a rent restoration.

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

               This proceeding was commenced by the finding of an application 
          to restore rent dated March 28, 1987.  An inspection conducted by 
          a Division employee on August 3, 1987 indicated mice droppings and 
          signs of roach infestation resulting in the September 24, 1987 

               In his PAR, the owner contends that extermination services are 
          provided on a monthly basis; that at a hearing held in connection 
          with another docket the agency determined that there was in fact 
          monthly extermination service and the finding in this case is 
          therefore inconsistent with said determination; that the 
          complaining tenant has never requested extermination and therefore 
          cannot be heard to complain.  The owner further contends that the 
          inspection process is flawed because only the tenant and not the 
          owner is notified.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should 
          be denied.


               The Administrator's order says that there is evidence of roach 
          infestation.  There has been no finding that extermination is not 
          being provided or is not made available to tenants desirous of the 
          service.  That this agency, in another docket, found that 
          extermination is provided monthly, does not contradict the 
          inspection results in this case.  The Commissioner notes that 
          extermination, if performed, has been ineffective and such was 
          evident at the time of inspection.  In addition, there is no 
          requirement in the law or code that requires that the Division 
          allow the owner or his representative to accompany its inspectors 
          during their inspections.

               The Commissioner notes that the owner's rent restoration 
          application, Docket Number CG110108OR, was granted effective 
          September 1, 1988.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is,

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


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        


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