CC210208RT

                                  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.: CC210208RT 
                    
                    BETTYE JEWEL BODDIE                                      
                                                    RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                    DOCKET NO.: BI210506S    
                                    PETITIONER
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          ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On March 2, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          January 28, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 385 Argyle Road, Apt. #4-H, Brooklyn, N.Y., 
          wherein the Administrator determined that the tenant's application 
          for a decrease in rent should be denied.  The order was based upon 
          the tenant's failure to provide access to the subject apartment for 
          the purpose of physical inspection by the Division.

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

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly denied 
          the tenant's application for a decrease in rent.

          On September 21, 1987, the tenant filed a complaint alleging that 
          the owner failed to provide painting and refrigerator services.

          The owner filed an answer to the complaint alleging that its 
          records show no exchange of correspondence with the tenant relative 
          to the painting of the subject apartment or the refrigerator.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          the owner failed to provide reimbursement for her painting of the 
          subject apartment and for a diminution of refrigerator services 
          from August 9, 1987 until September 25, 1987.  The tenant also 
          denied that she failed to provide access to the owner's workers.
















          CC210208RT

          The petition was served on the owner on May 13, 1988 and on May 31, 
          1988, the owner filed an answer to the petition stating that the 
          tenant's claims are false and it stands ready, willing and able to 
          provide services at all times, where necessary.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The record demonstrates that the DHCR inspector failed to gain 
          access to the subject apartment, on November 30, 1987 and December 
          30, 1987, despite the tenant having been provided with adequate 
          notice.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that there is no basis for a 
          reduction in rent.

          If the facts so warrant, the tenant may seek appropriate reimburse- 
          ment from the owner in a court of competent jurisdiction.

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

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

          ISSUED:

                                                                             
                                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                       DEPUTY COMMISSIONER


    

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