Docket Number: FG 220272-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.: FG 220272-RT 
                                                
             FRANK CAMINITI,                     D.R.O. DOCKET NO.: EK 220176-OR  

                                PETITIONER     
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             ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                    AND REMANDING PROCEEDING FOR FURTHER PROCESSING

          On  July  25,  1991,  the  above-named  petitioner-tenant  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on  June
          25, 1991, concerning the housing  accommodation  known  as  1367-69
          65th  Street,  Brooklyn,  New  York,  Apartment  3C,  wherein   the
          Administrator granted the owner's application to restore the rent.

          The issue in this appeal is whether the  restoration  of  rent  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 originally commenced on November 20, 1990, when 
          the owner applied for a restoration of rent.   In  DH-220361-S  the
          rent of the subject apartment was reduced because the owner  failed
          to provide services within the apartment.

          In the application for restoration of rent the owner  alleged  that
          the tenant unreasonably refused to permit the owner to restore  the
          service complained of by failing to  provide  access.   To  support
          this contention  the  owner  provided  the  Administrator  with  an
          affidavit submitted by his contractor asserting that  he  has  made
          several attempts to set a date for painting;  however,  the  tenant
          failed to provide access.   On  February  12,  1991,  a  Notice  of
          Inspection for access was mailed to the  tenant  and  owner.   Both
          parties were advised that an inspection of  the  subject  apartment
          would take place on February 21, 1991, at 10:00 a.m.  Additionally, 
          both parties were advised that failure of either party to keep this 
          appointment would result in a determination  based  solely  on  the
          evidence presently in the record.  On the date  of  inspection  the
          tenant did not  provide  access.   Accordingly,  the  Administrator
          restored the rent.

          In this petition, the  tenant  contends  that  the  Administrator's
          order is not based on evidence which justifies a restoration of the 
          rent.  Moreover,  the  tenant  asserts  that  he  did  not  receive
          notification of the inspection.

          The owner was served  with  the  petition  however  has  failed  to






          Docket Number: FG 220272-RT

          interpose an answer.

          The Commissioner is of  the  opinion  that  the  tenant's  petition
          should be remanded.

          Evidence within the file indicates that the  Notice  of  Inspection
          sent to the tenant was not addressed  properly.   Therefore  it  is
          presumed that the petitioner did not provide access because he  did
          not receive the notice of the scheduled inspection.

          The  Administrator  is  advised  to  arrange  another  "no  access"
          inspection, properly addressed to the owner and tenant to determine 
          whether  the  services  have  been  restored  within  the   subject
          apartment.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent  and  Eviction  Regulations,
          it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted  to
          extent of remanding this proceeding to the Rent  Administrator  for
          further processing in accordance with this order and opinion.   The
          Administrator's order directing restoration of the rent remains  in
          effect until a new order is issued on remand.

          ISSUED:



                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner
    

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