GJ410185RT        

                                  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.:   
                                                  GJ410185RT  
                   ANGELA ZIVKOVIC,      
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:             
                                  PETITIONER      GF410017HW   
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On October 19, 1992, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
          September 17, 1992, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the 
          housing accommodations known as 519 East 5th Street, Apartment 15, 
          New York, New York, wherein the Administrator determined the 
          tenant's complaint of inadequate hot and cold water and water 
          pressure.

          The challenged order denied the tenant's application for a rent 
          reduction and terminated the proceeding on the ground that the 
          tenant had failed to provide access to the subject apartment to the 
          Division's inspectors on two occasions.

          On appeal the tenant claims that the failure to provide access was 
          inadvertent.  The tenant claims that she had left for vacation 
          prior to receiving notice of the first inspection on August 12, 
          1992.  The tenant also claims that on August 25, 1992 she waited 
          until 3:00 P.M. for the inspector and that telephone calls to the 
          Division on that date to advise that no one would be in the 
          apartment after 3:00 P.M. were not answered.

          The Administrator processed the order and denied the tenant's 
          application for a rent reduction in accordance with the agency's 
          procedures.  The tenant's failure to provide the Administrator 
          advance notice of her absences precluded the Administrator from 
          scheduling or rescheduling the inspections for other dates.














          GJ410185RT        





          The Administrator's determination was correct and should be 
          affirmed.  However, this order is issued without prejudice to the 
          tenant's right to apply for a rent reduction based on current 
          service decreases, as the facts may warrant.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabili- 
          zation Law and Code, it is

          ORDERED, that the tenant's petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and that the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
          is, affirmed.

           
          ISSUED:




                                                                           
                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner












    

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