GH510083RT

                                  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.:                  
          GH510083RT; 
                                  
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                    ROMAN ALDECOA,                DOCKET NO.:
                                                  GC510492S

                                                  PREMISES:  520 W. 139 St.
                                   PETITIONER     Apt. 2, New York, NY
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                          

          On August 10, 1992 the above-named tenant filed a Petition for 
          Administrative Review of an order issued on July 28, 1992 
          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.

          The tenant commenced the proceeding on March 25, 1992 by filing a 
          complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain 
          services throughout the subject apartment, including a failure to 
          replace a defective stove.

          In answer to the complaint, the owner stated that now that the 
          conditions requiring repair have been brought to its attention, the 
          work has either been completed or is scheduled to be done soon.  In 
          a reply dated June 19, 1992, the tenant stated that all repairs had 
          been done except the stove which the owner has been promising to 
          replace for five years.

          On June 23, 1992, a Notice of Inspection was sent to the tenant 
          requesting access to the subject apartment on July 1, 1992.













          GH510083RT




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

          On July 1, 1992 a second Notice of Inspection was sent to the 
          tenant requesting access to the subject apartment on July 8, 1992.

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

          On July 28, 1992, the Rent Administrator issued an order based on 
          the inspection report, denying the tenant's application and termi- 
          nating the proceeding.

          In his petition the tenant states that he was home on both dates 
          but that the inspector did not visit his apartment.

          The tenant's naked allegation that the inspector had not visited 
          the subject premises is unsubstantiated and is contrary to the 
          report by an agency inspector.

          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 and Eviction Regulations of 
          New York City, 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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