ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FI 220167 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.:               
                                                 FI 220167 RO    
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT            
                                                 ADMINISTRATOR'S            
                                                 DOCKET NO.: 
                                                 EK 220256 OR
                  MIKEY PHILLIP                                
                                                 SUBJECT PREMISES:
                              PETITIONER      :  47 MacDonough Street,
          ------------------------------------X  Apt. No. 16                
                                                 Brooklyn, NY  

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               The  above-named  owner  filed   a   timely   Petition   for
          Administrative Review of an order  issued  on  August  27,  1991,
          concerning the housi g  accommodations  relating  to  the  above-
          described docket number.

               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.  

               The owner commenced this proceeding on November 29, 1990  by
          filing an application to  restore  rent  based  on  the  tenant's
          unreasonable refusal of access.

               In an answer filed on January 3, 1991, the tenant denied the 
          owner's allegations in his  application  and  otherwise  asserted
          that access was given for painting,  replacement  of  the  window
          frames and electrical work; but that   electrical  work  had  not
          been completed and violations existing since 1988 have  not  been
          corrected.









               Thereafter on March 7, 1991, a No Access physical inspection 
          was conducted on the subject apartment.  The  tenant,  the  owner
          and the owner's carpenter were present in this  inspection.   The
          inspector confirmed the  continued  existence  of  six  defective
          conditions and noted that the parties agreed to have the repairs
          completed on March 25 and 26. 

               On July 11, 1991, another physical inspection was  conducted






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FI 220167 RO
          of the subject apartment,  disclosing  the  fact  that  the  same
          conditions remained.

               The Administrator determined that the  conditions  were  not
          corrected  and  denied   the   owner's   application   for   rent
          restoration.

               In this petition, the owner contends that all  repairs  were
          done, that the tenant caused some conditions to recur,  and  that
          the DHCR inspector must not have actually visited  the  apartment
          on July 11, 1991.  The owner includes with the  petition  a  bill
          purportedly for repairs to the intercom and a copy of a report of 
          an inspection that took place on June 19, 1991 by the  Office  of
          Rent and Housing Maintenance.

               In response, the tenant asserts that he has  always  allowed
          the landlord access but the repairs have not been  done  and  the
          defective conditions for which the rent was reduced still exist.

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

               The owner's petition and  supporting  documentation  do  not
          establish  that  the  Commissioner's  order  denying   the   rent
          restoration application was in error.  The inspection on July 11, 
          1991 revealed that the necessary repairs were not done  and  none
          of the evidence submitted  by  the  owner  establishes  that  the
          Administrator's   reliance   on   the   inspection   report   was
          unwarranted.  The repair bill for the intercom refers to  repairs
          to the electric door opener at 43 McDonough Street,  a  different
          address, and the  inspection  report  issued  by  another  agency
          refers only to an absence of water leaks,  dampness,  or  defects
          in the windows, none of which  are  conditions  included  in  the
          instant proceeding.  There is also no  evidence  to  substantiate
          the allegations, which are denied by the tenant, that the  tenant
          has refused access or that  repairs  were  done  and  the  tenant
          caused the conditions to recur.





               The owner  is  advised  to  file  another  rent  restoration
          application after all the necessary repairs are completed. 

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

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

          ISSUED:












          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: FI 220167 RO
                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH        A.         D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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