Docket Number: FB-210277-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.: FB 210277-RO
                                            :  
            MONARCH PROPERTIES,                DRO DOCKET NO.: ZEJ  210289-S
                                PETITIONER  : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On February 27, 1991, the above-named owner  filed  a  petition  for
        administrative review of  an  order  issued  on  February  5,  1991,
        concerning t e  housing  accommodations  relating  to   the   above-
        described docket number.

        On October 3, 1990, the tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a 
        complaint asserting that the owner had failed  to  maintain  certain
        services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer filed on  October 26, 1990, the owner alleged that the 
        "tenant is intentionally  trying  to  obtain  a  rent  reduction  by
        refusing access...."

        On  January  7,  1991,  DHCR  requested  the  owner  for  additional
        information  concerning  the  tenant's  alleged  refusal  of  access
        pursuant to Policy Statement  90-5  "Arranging  Repairs,  No  Access
        Inspections."  

        The owner failed to respond to said request.

        Thereafter on  January  18,  1991,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by  a  DHCR  inspector,  who  confirmed  the
        existence of defective conditions.

        On February 5, 1991, the Administrator directed restoration of these 
        services and further ordered  a reduction of the stabilization rent.

        In this petition, the owner alleges that the  Administrator  ignored
        its contention that the tenant refused access; and that a  certified
        mail letter dated February 19, 1991 requesting access was mailed  to
        the tenant.

        The Commissioner is of the opinion  that  this  petition  should  be
        denied.

        Firstly, the record shows that on January 7,  1991,  DHCR  requested
        the owner for additional information concerning the tenant's alleged 
        refusal of access pursuant to Policy Statement 90-5 "Arranging 






          Docket Number: FB-210277-RO
        Repairs, No Access Inspections."  The owner  failed  to  respond  to
        said request in the proceeding.

        Secondly, the owner submitted only in this petition some evidence of 
        certified mailing, which is not only a  belated  attempt  to  comply
        with  Policy  Statement   90-5   "Arranging   Repairs,   No   Access
        Inspections" but insufficient compliance with  the  requirements  of
        said Policy-Statement.

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

        ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review  be,  and  the
        same hereby is, denied, and that the order of the Rent Administrator 
        be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
         
    

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