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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, NEW YORK 11433


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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:             
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                 WILLIAM  SLAVSKY,                   RENT   ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NOS.: 
                                                  EK 220099-OR
                                  PETITIONER      EK 210100-OR
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
                                          

          On March 22, 1991, the above-named tenant filed  a  petition  for
          administrative review of orders issued  on  March  13,  1991  and
          February 23, 1991, by a Rent Administrator concerning the housing 
          accommodation  known  as  Apartment  C-14,  8320   Bay   Parkway,
          Brooklyn, New York, wherein rent was restored due  o  a  restora-
          tion of service.

          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 for review.

          On October 12, 1990 the subject owner, filed an  application  for
          a rent restoration based on the alleged restoration  of  services
          to the subject apartment.

          On February 4 and 6, 1991 and on January 28,  1991  physical  in-
          spections of the subject apartment were attempted by the Division 
          of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).  The inspector,  in  his
          report, noted that the tenant failed to provide  access  on  both
          dates and that the cellar had no evidence of odors.

          On March 13, 1991 and on February 25,  1991,  the  Rent  Adminis-
          trator issued  the  orders  here  under  review  finding  that  a
          restoration of services had occurred and restoring  the  tenant's
          rent effective on April 1, 1991 and  on  March  1,  1991  in  the
          amounts of eleven and six dollars respectively.



          In his petition for administrative  review  the  tenant  requests
          reversal of the administrator's orders alleging that he  was  out
          of town at the time that the inspector  came  and  that  the  in-
          spector did not see the correct area of the cellar.

          After careful consideration the Commissioner is  of  the  opinion
          that this petition should be denied.  

          The Commissioner notes that none of the allegations made  by  the







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          tenant in  his  petition  are  substantiated  by  any  supporting
          evidence.   Accordingly,  the  tenant  has  offered  insufficient
          reason to disturb the Rent Administrator's  order.   The  Commis-
          sioner also notes that three notices  were  sent  to  the  tenant
          advising him of scheduled inspections all of which  included  the
          inspector's name  and  telephone  number.   The  tenant  has  not
          alleged any attempt to reschedule the inspections nor did he make 
          the apartment available for inspection.   Moreover,  the  alleged
          odor was purported to emanate from  the  cellar.   The  inspector
          did obtain access to the cellar and found no evidence of any odor 
          therein.  Further, the Commissioner notes that on  May  16,  1990
          the tenant advised the Compliance Bureau of  this  Division  that
          the condition had been corrected.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and  Eviction  Regulations
          for New York City, it is

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


          ISSUED:


                                                                           
                                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                                Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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