CK410098RT
                                  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.: CK410098RT

                    Sally Robinson,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.: CF410542S

                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On November 2, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant timely 
          refiled a petition for administrative review of an order issued on 
          September 6, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodation known as 205 West End Avenue, Apt 29W, New 
          York, N.Y., wherein the Administrator denied the tenant's complaint 
          of decrease in apartment services on the basis that the conditions 
          had been corrected.

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

          This proceeding was commenced by the filing of a complaint of 
          decrease in services dated June 15, 1988.

          A copy of the tenant's complaint was served on the owner who denied 
          the tenant's allegations and requested that the complaint be 
          dismissed.

          Thereafter, on August 9, 1988, a DHCR staff inspector conducted an 
          inspection of the tenant's apartment which indicated that the 
          conditions specified in the tenant's complaint either had been 
          repaired or did not require repair, resulting in the order herein 
          appealed.




          In the PAR, the tenant contends that the defective conditions still 
          exist, denies the accuracy of the inspector's findings, and argues 












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          that due process was denied in that she was not served with a copy 
          of the inspection report.

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

          The report of inspection dated August 9, 1988, by an employee of 
          this Division who is not a party to the proceeding, was properly 
          placed in the record for consideration by the Administrator.  The 
          Commissioner finds that it was proper for the Administrator to rely 
          on the report of inspection in determining the tenant's complaint.  
          The tenant's bare allegation that the defective conditions still 
          exist is insufficient to disturb the Administrator's order.  Due 
          process does not require that the tenant be served with a copy of 
          the inspection report or be given an opportunity to respond to it.  
          The Commissioner notes that the inspection report indicates that 
          the tenant was present during the inspection.

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