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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: CK410036RT

                    Milton Duke,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: BK410712S


          On November 9, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on October 
          11, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 207 West 98 Street, Apt. 8AA, New York, 
          New York, wherein the Administrator denied the tenant's application 
          on the basis that the tenant failed to give access to the 
          Division's inspector 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 tenant of a 
          complaint of reduction in services alleging a 1'x 4' hole in the 
          bathroom floor.  A copy of the tenant's complaint was served on the 
          owner who responded that the condition indicated in the complaint 
          had been corrected.  The tenant verified that the hole had been 
          repaired but was done in an unworkmanlike manner.  The tenant, in 
          that response, also raised additional apartment complaints.

          Thereafter, an inspection of the subject apartment was scheduled 
          for September 14, 1988 and again on September 16, 1988.  The tenant 
          failed to keep either appointment resulting in the denial of the 
          tenant's application.

          In the PAR, the tenant states that the notice of inspection arrived 
          after the date of inspection and that the owner has not made 

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


          The record indicates that the first notice of inspection was dated 
          September 9, 1988, scheduling an inspection for September 14, 1988.  
          A second notice scheduling an inspection for September 16, 1988 was 
          hand delivered to the apartment on September 14, 1988.

          The Commissioner therefore finds that the Administrator's order 
          denying the tenant's application was correctly issued and that the 
          tenant's PAR does not establish any basis for modifying or revoking 
          the Administrator's order.

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


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  

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