FJ 110142-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.:   
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                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
               GRENADIER REALTY CORP.,            DOCKET NO.:    
                                                  FG 110033-OR;       
                                             
                                                  PREMISES:                 
                                                  260-17 74th Ave., Apt. 1,  
                                  PETITIONER      Glen Oaks, NY
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on September 24, 1991 concerning the 
          housing 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 for review.

          The owner commenced this proceeding on July 10, 1991 by filing an 
          application for rent restoration based on the tenant's unreasonable 
          refusal of access.  The owner alleged that on April 30, 1991, the 
          tenant was mailed a certified letter asking her to allow necessary 
          repairs; and that the tenant failed to respond to this letter.  The 
          owner further alleged that on May 28, 1991, the tenant was sent 
          another certified letter, which was delivered twice by the mailman 
          and finally accepted by the tenant on June 11, 1991.  

          On July 12, 1991, the owner's application was mailed to the tenant.  
          The Administrator's file does not contain a response by the tenant.

          Thereafter, a No Access inspection was scheduled on September 11, 
          1991 for the subject apartment.  At the time of inspection, the 
          DHCR inspector reported that the superintendent, the manager and 
          the tenant's mother were present; that the tenant's mother stated 
          that she was unaware of the inspection and/or of management making 
          repairs; and that the tenant's mother refused management's offer to 
          repair.












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          Based on the inspector's finding that the tenant failed to provide 
          access during the scheduled No Access inspection, the Administrator 
          granted the owner's application and ordered the restoration of rent 
          effective August 1, 1991.

          In this petition, the owner contends that rent should be restored 
          effective December 1, 1990 because the tenant had continuously 
          refused to provide access.  The owner claimed that the application 
          to restore rent was filed on December 12, 1990. The owner submitted 
          a copy of a return receipt with a delivery date of December 13, 
          1990.  

          In answer to the owner's petition, the tenant alleges in substance 
          that she did not receive the certified letters and they were signed 
          for by someone else.  The tenant explained that she had to cancel 
          the appointments for repairs because she was undergoing chemo- 
          therapy and the owner knew this.

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

          A review of the various proceedings between the parties herein 
          reveals that on December 6, 1990, the Compliance Bureau of DHCR 
          determined that the tenant had failed to keep appointments with the 
          owner for repairs, that the owner was directed to make a rent 
          reduction order issued on June 17, 1987 (AJ 110400-S).  The 
          noncompliance proceeding was closed and the owner was advised to 
          file a rent restoration application.

          The owner did file a rent restoration application on December 13, 
          1990 (EL 110135-OR) which was denied on April 4, 1991 based on a 
          physical inspection on March 13, 1991 which revealed that painting 
          was required in parts of the apartment.  The owner did not file a 
          petition for administrative review of that order which became a 
          final order not subject to further review or collateral attack.

          The owner's petition herein contends that the date the earlier 
          application was filed should determine the effective date of the 
          rent restoration.  However, in the absence of an appeal of that 
          order, that proceeding is no longer subject to review by the 
          Commissioner and the effective date of the rent restoration can be 
          no earlier that August 1, 1991, the first of the month following 
          service of the second application on the tenant.


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









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          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:



                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Acting Deputy Commissioner






    

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