Adm. Review Docket No.: FD 410208-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.: FD 410208-RO 
                                            :  
             JANOFF   AND   OLSHAN,   INC.,            DRO   DOCKET    NOS.:
                                               EK 410204-OR/DC 410572-S
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On April 19, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely petition for 
        administrative review of an order issued on April 5, 1991 concerning 
        the housing accommodations relating to  the  above-described  docket
        number.  

        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.

        On November 19, 1990, the owner filed an application to restore rent 
        based on the restoration of services.  The owner also  alleged  that
        "Although we sent a contractor to paint and plaster  the  apartment,
        tenant  refuses  to  allow  the  painting  and  plastering  of   the
        bathroom."

        The tenant opposed this application on December 18, 1990 by  denying
        the allegations set forth in the owner's  application  or  otherwise
        asserting that required services had not been restored and  that  it
        has always provided access for repairs.

        On March 6, 1991, the parties were informed of a scheduled no-access 
        inspection.

        Thereafter on March 14, 1991, an inspection of the subject apartment 
        was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who  confirmed  that  services
        have not been restored.  Though duly notified to do  so,  the  owner
        failed to appear at this no-access inspection.

        On April 5, 1991, the Administrator issued an order, based  on  said
        inspection, denying the owner's request  for  rent  restoration  and
        continuing the rent reduction in effect.

        In this petition, the owner states in  substance,  that  the  tenant
        refused access.

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






        Adm. Review Docket No.: FD 410208-RO
        The owner failed to  prove  that  tenant  refused  access.   In  its
        application below, the owner alleged that "tenant refuses  to  allow
        the  painting  and  plastering  of  the  bathroom."   However,   the
        inspection found that the bathroom was repaired but that many  other
        services were not restored.  Consequently, the record clearly  shows
        that the tenant allowed  access  for  repairs  and  that  the  owner
        contradicted itself.

        In addition, the owner failed to comply with Policy  Statement  90-5
        "Arranging Repairs/No Access Inspections" to  prove  its  case  that
        tenant refused access.  The owner also, though duly notified  to  do
        so, failed to be present at the no-access  inspection  conducted  on
        March 14, 1991, which found that services were not restored.

        THEREFORE, in accordance with 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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