EC 410566 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 
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: EC 410566 RT

                      BARBARA ZINKANT,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: DL 410228 S

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On March 26, 1990 the above-named petitioner  timely  refiled  an
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on January 31, 1990 
          by the District Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall  Street,
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          115 Cabrini Boulevard, New York, New York, Apartment C-21.

          The Administrative Appeal is being  determined  pursuant  to  the
          provisions  of  Sections  26-514   and   2529.6   of   the   Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code.

          The issue herein is whether  the  District  Rent  Administrator's
          order was warranted.

          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  on  November  30,  1989  by  the
          tenant's filing  of  an  individual  statement  of  complaint  of
          decrease in services with the Division of Housing  and  Community
          Renewal (DHCR).

          The owner did not file an answer to the tenant's complaint.

          The record indicates that the tenant failed to provide access  to
          the subject apartment for the purpose of physical  inspection  by
          the Inspection Unit at DHCR.

          In Order No. DL 410228 S issued January 31,  1990,  the  District
          Rent Administrator terminated the proceedings due to the tenant's 
          failure to provide access for inspection on two occasions.

          In this petition, the tenant contends that  the  inspector  never
          showed up on January 11, 1990 and that  she  received  no  notice
          that the inspector would be present the next day.

          The  inspector  reported  that  the  tenant  did  not  keep   the






          EC 410566 RT
          appointments for inspections scheduled for January 11,  1990  and
          January  12,  1990.   It  was  proper  for  the   District   Rent
          Administrator to rely upon the inspector's statemens  which  bear
          greater probative value than the tenant's assertions.

          This order and opinion is issued without prejudice to  the  right
          of the tenant to file another complaint of service  reduction  if
          the tenant believes the fact so warrant.

          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 District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.




          ISSUED:
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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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