Docket Number: FH 610007-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.: FH 610007-RO 
                                                
                                                 DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
           206 MANAGEMENT CORP./STEVE IWANOW,    DOCKET NO.: EK 610493-S

                                                 SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                PETITIONER       315 E. 206 St., Apt. No. 6-FW
          ----------------------------------X    Bronx, NY 10467        

             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On August 5, 1991, the above-named owner filed  a  timely  petition
          for administrative review of an order  issued  on  July  17,  1991,
          concerning t e  housing  accommodations  relating  to  the   above-
          described docket number.  

          This administrative appeal is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
          provisions of 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

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

          This proceeding was commenced on November 6,  1990  by  the  tenant
          filing a complaint that the owner had failed  to  maintain  certain
          services in the subject apartment.

          In its answer filed on December 26,  1990,  the  owner  denied  the
          allegations set forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  and  otherwise
          asserted that the tenant refused access.

          On March 11, 1991, DHCR informed the parties  concerned  of  Policy
          Statement 90-5 "Arranging Repairs/No Access Inspection."  The owner 
          did not submit to DHCR documentation that it  followed  the  proper
          procedures of certified mailing, return receipt etc.  according  to
          said Policy Statement.

          Thereafter, both the owner and the tenant were put on notice  of  a
          No Access inspection scheduled  on  June  10,  1991.   The  subject
          apartment was inspected on said date by  D.H.C.R.  which  confirmed
          the existence of defective conditions.

          The Administrator directed on July 17, 1991  restoration  of  these
          services  and  noted  that  the  tenant  did  not  request  a  rent
          reduction.
          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that "the  tenant
          is not permitting my employees to work in the apartment."

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






          Docket Number: FH 610007-RO


          The record shows that in accordance with Policy Statement 90-5, the 
          owner failed to  prove  tenant's  refusal  of  access.   The  owner
          submitted no certified mailings and  return  receipts  to  schedule
          repairs in the proceedings below and in this  petition.   Based  on
          the evidence in record, it also appears that despite being  put  on
          notice of the June  10,  1991  inspection,  the  owner  and/or  its
          workers were not present to perform any repairs at the time.

          Accordingly, the owner offered insufficient reason to  disturb  the
          Administrator's order which is based on the  inspection  disclosing
          decreased services.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and  Code,
          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:


                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner


    

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