CC520351RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                                  92-31 UNION HALL
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
                                                       CC520351RT
                    N. Carrington,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       BK520092HW
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On March 3, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on February 
          9, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 560 West 163 Street, Apt. 67, New York, 
          N.Y., wherein the Administrator denied the tenant's complaint based 
          on the tenant's failure to provide access to the apartment for the 
          purpose of inspection.

          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 filing of a complaint of 
          failure to provide heat and hot water, dated November 14, 1987.  On 
          two occasions an inspector from this Division notified the tenant 
          that an inspection was to take place, but the tenant failed to 
          provide access.

          In the PAR, the tenant contends that he was not notified that an 
          inspector was coming.

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





          The report of inspection dated January 22, 1988, by an employee of 
          the Division, who is not a party to the proceeding, was properly 












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          placed in the record for consideration by the Administrator.  The 
          Commissioner finds that it was proper for the Administrator to rely 
          on the report of inspection in determining that the tenant had not 
          allowed access on two occasions as contained in the report.  The 
          tenant's bare allegation that he was not notified of the 
          inspections is insufficient to disturb the Administrator's order.  

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent Law and the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations, 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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