CG220098RT
                                  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.:           
                                                       CG220098RT
                    EDWARD VARSEY,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER          BI220713S             
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On July 19, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on June 
          21, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 403 10th Street, Top Floor Rear, Brooklyn, 
          New York, wherein the Administrator denied the tenant's complaint 
          on the basis that the tenant failed to provide access to the 
          Division's inspector on two occasions.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all 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 September 28, 1987.

          On two occasions, upon notice to the tenant, a Division of Housing 
          and Community Renewal (DHCR) staff inspector attempted to gain 
          access to the premises for the purpose of physical inspection.  On 
          each occasion, April 26, 1988 and May 4, 1988, there was no answer.

          In the PAR, the tenant states in relevant part, that while the 
          inspection notices were addressed to occupant, both were received, 
          and the tenant waited for the inspector on each occasion but the 
          inspector never showed up.

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













          CG220098RT




          The record reflects that the notices of inspection were actually 
          received by the tenant, and the report of the Division's inspector 
          stating that access could not be obtained on two occasions was 
          properly placed in the file for consideration by the Administrator.
          The Commissioner finds that it was proper for the Administrator to 
          rely on the report of the Division's inspectors, who are not 
          parties to the proceeding, which indicated that the tenant twice 
          failed to provide access for purposes of an inspection.


          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:





                                                                                                                         
                                                       LULA M. ANDERSON
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


    

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