EC 610385 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 610385 RT  
                                                
            RICARDO MIRABAL,                     DRO DOCKET NO.: DB 610279-S  
                                                  
                                                 Premises: 120 West 228th Street
                                                  Apt. 4H, Bronx, New York
                                 PETITIONER  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named tenant timely filed a petition for  administrative
          review of an order issued concerning  the  housing  accommodations
          relating to the above described docket number.        

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

          The tenant commenced the proceeding below by  filing  a  complaint
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain  certain  services
          in the subject apartment.

          The owner interposed an answer to the tenant's  complaint  stating
          that some  repairs  have  been  performed  and  the  remainder  is
          scheduled to be completed shortly.

          Thereafter, an Agency inspector scheduled an appointment with  the
          tenant to gain access to the subject  apartment  on  February  15,
          1990.

          The inspection report discloses that the Agency inspector did  not
          gain access at the appointment date and time from the tenant.

          On February 15, 1990, the inspector left notice  at  the  tenant's
          apartment, again, requesting access to the subject  apartment,  on
          February 16, 1990.

          The inspection report discloses that the Agency  inspector,  again
          did not gain access at the appointment  date  and  time  from  the
          tenant.

          On March 5, 1990, the Rent Administrator issued an order based  on
          the  inspection  report,  denying  the  tenant's  application  and
          terminating the proceeding.






          EC 610385 RT

          In his petition the tenant asserts that the inspector was sick for 
          the first inspection appointment, and for  the  second  inspection
          appointment, the tenant was  on  strike  at  his  workplace.   The
          tenant requests another opportunity for an inspection.

          The owner interposed an answer to the tenant's petition contending 
          that all necessary repairs were made.

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

          The Rent Administrator correctly terminated the  proceeding  based
          on the tenant's failure to keep the inspection appointments.   The
          petitioner has failed to point to any error in fact or law in  the
          Administrator's order.  Accordingly, this petition must be denied.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the  tenant's  right  to
          file a new complaint, if the facts so warrant,  being  mindful  of
          the need to make the apartment available for inspection.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
          for New York City, 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:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
           
    

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