FJ 510331 RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FJ 510331 RT
          DANNI TYSON                             RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: FA 510307 OR

               On November 22, 1991 the above named petitioner-tenant timely 
          refiled a Petition for Administrative Review against an order of 
          the Rent Administrator issued September 10, 1991. The order 
          concerned housing accommodations known as Apt 4H located at 1925 
          7th Avenue, New York, N.Y.  The Administrator ordered the tenant's 
          rent restored based on failure to provide access to the subject 
          apartment for purposes of a physical inspection.

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               The owner commenced this proceeding on December 19, 1990 by 
          filing an Application to Restore Rent wherein it stated that it had 
          restored services for which a rent reduction order had been issued 
          by the Administrator (see Docket No. DC 510455 S).                 
              The tenant was served with a copy of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The tenant filed a response on 
          March 20, 1991 and stated, in substance, that the owner had not 
          completed repairs.
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          apartment.  A Notice of Inspection was sent to the tenant on July 
          12, 1991, informing the tenant that the inspector would visit the 
          apartment on July 17, 1991 between 10 AM and 4 PM.  The inspector 
          appeared at the time set forth but the tenant failed to keep the 
          appointment.  On July 17, 1991 the Administrator sent a Notice to 
          the tenant which stated that the inspector would return on July 29, 
          1991 between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.  The inspector appeared 
          at the time set forth but, again, the tenant failed to keep the 

          FJ 510331 RT

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on 
          September 10, 1991.  The rent was ordered restored effective April 
          1, 1991, based on the failure of the tenant to afford access to the 

               On appeal the tenant states that services have not been 
          restored and that the Administrator failed to inform the tenant 
          about the impending inspections. 

               The owner filed a response on November 22, 1991 and stated 
          that services had been restored.  The owner attached a statement by 
          a contractor, dated April 30, 1991, attesting to the repairs that 
          had been made.  The owner also stated that the tenant agreed that 
          services had been restored.
               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The issue before the Commissioner is whether the Administrator 
          was correct in granting the owner's application based on the 
          failure of the tenant to afford access to the DHCR inspector.  The 
          Commissioner finds that the Administrator was correct.  Proper 
          notice was twice afforded to the tenant regarding the impending 
          inspections.  It was the tenant's responsibility to afford access 
          to the inspector.  A careful examination of the notices confirmed 
          that they were properly addressed and not returned by the Post 

               The tenant is advised to file a new complaint if the owner has 
          continued to fail to make necessary repairs.

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code it 

               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.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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