DB 410277-RT

                                  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
          APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:
                                                  DB 410277-RT                
                  JOHN VARENCE,                   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET                   NO.:
                                                  DOCKET NO.: 
                                  PETITIONER      CJ 530063-HW   
          ----------------------------------x     OWNER:  MALLAMUD & COMPANY


            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On February 8, 1989, the above named  petitioner-tenant  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          January 9, 1989, by the Rent Administrator at Gertz Plaza, 
          Jamaica, New York, concerning  housing  accommodations  known  as
          Apartment 2 at 16 East 125th Street, New York, New York.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of t e  evidence  rele-
          vant to the issues raised in the administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was originally commenced on October 26,  1988  by
          the filing of a complaint of a decrease in services, to  wit:  no
          cold water, no heat and no cleaning of the public hallways.

          The Administrator dismissed the tenant's complaint based  on  the
          tenant's failure to keep two  appointments  with  the  Division's
          staff inspectors.

          In his Petition, the only statement the tenant  makes  concerning
          the appealed order is "no service of hot water and cold water."

          Although afforded the opportunity, the owner has  not  interposed
          an answer to the tenant's Petition.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that the  Petition  should  be
          denied.


          The record indicates that the  tenant  was  provided  with  prior
          written notice of each of the inspection  appointments.   On  the
          Petition, the tenant offers no explanation, for  his  failure  to
          keep these appointments.  The Commissioner therefore  finds  that
          the complaint herein was properly dismissed below.

          The Commissioner notes that the Division's records indicate  that
          since October of 1988, the tenant filed three  separate  service/
          heat and hot water complaints (including  the  complaint  herein)







          DB 410277-RT
          and that each of said complaints was dismissed after  the  tenant
          failed to keep  two  scheduled  appointments  with  a  staff  in-
          spector.  In all, then six appointments were missed.


          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and  Code,   it
          is,

          ORDERED, that this Petition be, and the same hereby is, denied.


          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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