CD220233RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                      DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                                  JAMAICA, NY 11433





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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
                                                       CD220233RT
               Gertrude and Sam Klayman,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       BE220434S
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On April 7, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenants filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on March 4, 
          1988 by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 1925 Quentin Road, Apt. 6L, Brooklyn, N.Y., 
          wherein the Administrator terminated the tenants' complaint on the 
          basis that the tenants had failed to provide access on two 
          occasions.

          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 by the tenants of a 
          complaint of decrease in services which alleged roof leaks, seepage 
          in bedroom walls and ceiling and around windows with plaster 
          damage, and seepage in bathroom ceiling.  In answer to the tenants' 
          complaint, the owner responded that the roof above the apartment 
          had been repaired and the interior work in the apartment would be 
          completed no later than August 8, 1987.

          An inspection conducted by a DHCR staff inspector on November 9, 
          1987 disclosed that plaster repairs were made in the bedroom but 
          were not painted and although not mentioned in the tenants' 
          complaint, that the living room ceiling is also water stained.  
          Because the tenants' complaint regarding the bathroom ceiling was 
          not included in the inspection, the Administrator requested a 
          reinspection.  Two attempts were made to re-inspect the apartment 
          on January 28, 1988 and February 8, 1988, but were unsuccessful.
          In the PAR, the tenants state that they were out of town during the 
          time the notices of inspection were sent and that their daughter 












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          apprised the inspector of this fact and requested an inspection 
          after April 3, 1988, and that the conditions in the apartment have 
          not been corrected, have gotten worse, and that it now rains in the 
          living room as well as the bedroom. 

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

          The first inspection revealed that the complained of condition in 
          the tenants' bedroom had been repaired.  The record reveals that 
          recent correspondence to the tenants from this Division regarding 
          the tenants' PAR was not answered and no further complaint was 
          filed by the tenants.  While the petition states that the tenants' 
          daughter attempted to arrange for an inspection at a mutually 
          convenient time, the tenants have not submitted any proof of this 
          fact and the inspector's report does not bear any notation in this 
          regard.

          Consequently, the Commissioner finds that it was proper for the 
          Administrator to rely on the record as established, including the 
          reports of the inspection, to determine the outcome in this case.

          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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