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                                  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.:
                                                       ED110333RT
                    Andrea Goldfried,
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                                       DH110197OR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On April 24, 1990, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          April 10, 1990, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 99-05 63rd Drive, Rego Park, New York, 
          Apt. 11-W, wherein the Administrator granted the owner's 
          application for rent restoration based upon a finding that the 
          tenant failed to keep scheduled appointments with the DHCR 
          inspector.

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

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly granted 
          the owner's application for rent restoration.

          On August 25, 1989, the owner filed an application for rent 
          restoration, alleging that all services which were the subject of 
          the rent reduction order of April 29, 1988 had been restored.

          The tenant filed an answer to the application alleging that 
          contrary to the owner's statement in the application, the repairs 
          were not made.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant asserted, in pertinent part, that 
          she failed to keep an appointment with the DHCR inspector because 
          of a family emergency and that the owner failed to fully restore 
          services.
          The petition was served on the owner on June 18, 1990 and on July 
          15, 1990, the owner filed an answer to the petition stating that 












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          the repairs were made in a workmanlike manner.

          After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          The owner, on proof of restoration of those services which were the 
          subject of the Rent Administrator's reduction order is, by law, 
          entitled to an order of rent restoration.

          The file reveals that inspection notices were sent to the tenant 
          which respectively scheduled separate appointments for March 14, 
          1990 and March 16, 1990, but that the tenant failed to keep either 
          appointment.  Although the tenant claims that a personal emergency 
          occurred on the day of the inspection, there were in fact two 
          scheduled inspections and the tenant offers no explanation for her 
          failure to admit the inspector on the second date or to notify the 
          Division in a timely manner of the personal emergency.

          The record clearly shows that the Rent Administrator in granting 
          the owner's restoration application, predicated the determination 
          on the tenant's failure to keep the scheduled appointments with the 
          inspector.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator did 
          not did not err by granting the owner's application.

          This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's continuing 
          right to file an appropriate application for a rent reduction, if 
          the facts so warrant.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 
          the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.



          ISSUED:




                                                                     
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  
    

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