CF410008RT
                                  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.:
                                                       CF410008RT
                    Alberta Psome,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       BJ410542S

                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On June 3, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on May 20, 1988 by the 
          Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommodation known as 
          61 West 8 Street, Apt. 4F, New York, N.Y., wherein the 
          Administrator denied the tenant's complaint on the basis that the 
          tenant twice refused access to the Division's inspectors.

          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 tenant of a 
          complaint of a decrease in services dated October 13, 1987.

          On March 22, and April 1, 1988 a DHCR staff inspector sent notices 
          by mail to the tenant in an attempt to conduct an inspection of the 
          tenant's apartment on March 30 and April 8, 1988, respectively.

          On each occasion the Division's inspector could not achieve access 
          to the apartment resulting in the issuance of the order herein 
          appealed.

          In the PAR, the tenant states that she was at home but the door 
          bells may not have been working, and that there is a 24 hour 
          superintendent to allow access to the building.


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












          CF410008RT


          The tenant does not offer any evidence that the bells were 
          inoperative at the time of either inspection.  This assertion is 
          merely conjecture.  As for there being a superintendent on premises 
          who could provide access to the tenant's apartment, there is no 
          evidence that this fact was brought to the inspector's attention on 
          the first or second attempt.

          The Commissioner therefore finds that the Administrator's order was 
          correctly issued.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
          and Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974, 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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