Docket Number: FB-420237-RO
                                 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.: FB 420237-RO
                                            :  
             C. HITTER/S. BEAME,              DRO DOCKET  NO.:  DI  420498-S
          
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 26, 1991, the above-named owner  filed  a  Petition  for
        Administrative Review of  an  order  issued  on  January  22,  1991,
        concerning t e  housing  accommodations  relating  to   the   above-
        described docket number.  

        On September 26, 1989, the tenant   commenced  this  proceeding   by
        filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed  to  maintain
        certain services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on  October  20,  1989,  the  owner  alleged  in
        substance that repairs are being completed but that the tenant  does
        not always granted access.

        On July 17, 1990, DHCR informed the owner about Policy Statement 
        90-5 instructing the owner the proper procedures  to  be  taken  and
        required documentation to submit within twenty days  when  a  tenant
        fails to provide access.

        On August 10, 1990, the owner filed with DHCR copies of two  letters
        to the tenant attempting to arrange access dates  pursuant  to  said
        procedures.

        On December 7, 1990, DHCR scheduled a "no access" inspection of  the
        subject housing accommodations by mailing to the tenant and owner in 
        their correct address a December 17, 1990 inspection date  t  10:30-
        11:00AM.  Although duly notified to  do  so,  the  owner  failed  to
        appear at the inspection.

        Thereafter on December  17,  1990,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by  a  DHCR  inspector,  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On January 22, 1991, the Administrator directed restoration of these 
        services and further   ordered  a  reduction  of  the  stabilization
        rent.

        In this petition, the owner contends in substance  that  the  tenant
        had a history of denying access.

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







          Docket Number: FB-420237-RO
        The record clearly shows that on December 7, 1990,  both  owner  and
        tenant were informed by DHCR  about  a  "no  access"  inspection  on
        December 17,  1990  at  10:30  -  11:00  AM.   The  petitioner-owner
        provided no reason for its absence on the inspection date.

        Because inspection  objectively  disclosed  that  the  complained-of
        conditions existed, the Administrator correctly found that the  rent
        reduction is warranted.

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

        ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review  be,  and  the
        same  hereby  is,  denied,  and  that  the   order   of   the   Rent
        Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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