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


          APPEAL OF                               ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                                  DOCKET NO: GH410149RT
               Francisco Rodriguez                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: FE510665S

                                   PETITIONER     PREMISES: 
                                                  138 Haven Ave., Apt. 8C
                                                  New York, N.Y.


          On August 21, 1992, the above-named tenant filed a timely petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on August 13, 1992 
          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 
          issues raised by the petition. 

          The tenant commenced this proceeding in May 1991 by filing a 
          complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
          services in the subject apartment.  The tenant attached to the 
          complaint a pre printed check off list with many items checked 
          including defective bells and a broken intercom.  

          In answer to the complaint, the owner stated that three attempts 
          had been made to schedule repairs but the tenant refused to provide 

          On July 13, 1992, a Notice of Inspection was sent to the tenant 
          requesting access to the subject premises on July 30, 1992. 

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

          Docket No. GH410149RT         - 2 -

          In a second notice of Inspection left at the premises, the 
          inspector advised that he would return the following day, July 31, 

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

          On August 13, 1992, the Rent Administrator issued an order based on 
          the inspection report, denying the tenant's application and 
          terminating the proceeding. 

          In his petition the tenant contends that he did not fail to provide 
          access and would now like an inspection at the subject apartment.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be 
          remanded for further processing.

          Since the tenant alleged in the complaint that the intercom and 
          doorbells were defective, it cannot be determined from the record 
          how the inspector notified the tenant of his arrival and, 
          therefore, a determination that the tenant failed to grant access 
          cannot be sustained.

          On remand, another inspection should be scheduled and two 
          inspectors should be assigned to visit the premises to ascertain if 
          the bells and intercom serving the tenant's apartment are 
          functioning properly.  The tenant should be notified by mail of the 
          scheduled appointment and the inspector should telephone the tenant 
          upon arrival at the building or in  the immediate vicinity.

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

          ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, remanded 
          to the Rent Administrator for further processing in accordance with 
          this order and opinion.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Deputy Commissioner   

              New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal

          Inter-Office Correspondence

          To:       Renee Siboni
                    Rent Administrator/Tenant Services

          From:     Alice  Ryen
                    Director Administrative Review,
                    Services Bureau                    Date:

          Subject:  Remand Order

                    Administrative Appeal Docket No.:  GH410149RT
                    D.R.O. Docket No.:                 FE510665S
                    Subject Premises: 138 Haven Ave., Apt. 8C, New York, N.Y.

                    This proceeding is being remanded for the following  

                    To investigate tenant's complaint of defective intercom 
                    and doorbell in accordance with the Deputy Commissioner's 


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