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.: GB210154RT
                                                 
                Constance Ross             :     RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.: FI210024S

                           PETITIONER      :     PREMISES: 25 Lefferts Ave.
       ------------------------------------X               Brooklyn, N.Y.
                                                           Apt. 2R

            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

       The above-name tenant timely filed a Petition for Administrative Review 
       of an order issued concerning the housing accommodation 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 issue 
       raised by the petition.

       The tenant commenced the proceeding below by filing a complaint asserting 
       that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in the subject 
       apartment.

       The owner interposed an answer to the tenant's complaint stating in 
       pertinent part, that services are being provided.

       On December 23, 1991, a Notice of Inspection was sent to the tenant 
       requesting access to the subject apartment on December 31, 1991.

       The inspection report discloses that the Agency inspector did not gain 
       access at the appointment date and time.

       On December 31, 1991, a second Notice of Inspection was sent to the 
       tenant requesting access to the subject apartment on January 14, 1992.

       The inspection report discloses that the Agency inspector again did not 
       gain access at the appointment date and time.

       On January 31, 1992, the Rent Administrator issued an order based on the 
       inspection report, denying the tenant's application and  terminating the 
       proceeding.

       In her petition the tenant admits that she was not at home to allow 
       access to the inspector.  She further contends that she was on vacation 
       from December 17, 1991 to January 14, 1992 and was not aware that the 
       apartment had to be inspected.


       Doc. #GB210154RT








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

       The Rent Administrator correctly terminated the proceeding based on the 
       tenant's failure to keep two scheduled inspection appointments two weeks 
       apart.  Accordingly, this petition must be denied.

       This order is issued without prejudice to the tenant's right to file a 
       new complaint, if the facts so warrant, being mindful of the need to make 
       the apartment available for inspection.

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

       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
                                                Deputy Commissioner
    

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