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


          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CK210164RT 
          ISRAEL COHEN,                           RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.: CC210213OR     

                          PETITIONER              PREMISES:  Apt. 3A
                                                             2911 Brighton, 
                                                             Brooklyn, NY


          The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on November 17, 1988 concerning the 
          housing accommodations relating to the above-described docket 

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

          This proceeding was commenced on March 25, 1988 by the owner filing 
          an application to restore rent based on the restoration of services. 
          The owner also stated that the tenant had "unreasonably refused to 
          permit the owner to insure services."

          On May 9, 1988, a copy of the owner's application was served on the 

          In an answer filed on May 18, 1988, the tenant asserted that he was 
          "willing to provide access."

          The owner submitted to the Division of Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR) copies of letters requesting access, sent to the tenant by 
          regular mail and certified mail, to show that the tenant unreason- 
          ably refused access.


          Thereafter, DHCR informed the tenant of scheduled inspections to 
          take place August 16 and 23, 1988, by notices dated August 9 and 16, 
          1988.  The tenant did not provide access to the DHCR staff 

          By order dated November 17, 1988, the Administrator determined that 
          the tenant failed to provide access and restored the rent effective 
          June 1, 1988.

          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant contends that 
          he was not notified of inspections scheduled on August 16 and 23, 

          In answer, the owner asserts in substance that the tenant offered no 
          evidence to the contrary; that the rent restoration should be 
          effective May 1, 1988, i.e. 30 days after the March 25, 1988 filing 
          of the owner's application.

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

          The record clearly shows that the owner submitted to DHCR copies of 
          letters requesting access, sent to the tenant by regular mail and 
          certified mail, to show that the tenant unreasonably refused access.  
          The record further shows that DHCR informed the tenant of scheduled 
          inspections on August 16 and 23, 1988; two notices dated August 9 
          and 16, 1988 were correctly addressed and mailed to the tenant; and 
          the tenant did not respond to these notices.

          Based on the entire evidence in record, the Administrator properly 
          determined that the tenant failed to provide access during scheduled 
          inspections, and that the owner's application should be granted, 
          restoring the rent.

          The owner's assertion in response to the petition that the rent 
          restoration should be effective 30 days after the filing of the 
          application is incorrect.  Section 2522.2 states in relevant part 
          that the effective date of adjusting the legal regulated rent shall 
          be the first rent payment occurring 30 days after the filing of the 
          application, unless otherwise set forth in the order. Pursuant to 
          DHCR's policy and precedent, the Administrator's order is correct in 
          setting forth June 1, 1988 as the effective date, which is the first 
          of the month following service on the tenant of the owner's 


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

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


                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


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