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.:FA11O377RO     
                                                        
          Louise C. Parrish,                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:DL110098OR     
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      140-71 Ash Avenue
                                                      Apt. 102
                                                      Flushing, NY    
                                PETITIONER     
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on December 31, 1990 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 owner commenced this proceeding on December 19, 1989 by filing 
            an application to restore rent based on the owner's restoration of 
            services and the tenant's consent to same.

            On November 19, 1990, DHCR mailed to the tenant and owner a Notice 
            of Inspection scheduled for November 28, 1990. Apparently, the 
            tenant vacated the apartment.

            On November 30, 1990, another Notice of Inspection with the December 
            10, 1990 appointment date was mailed to both owner and the tenant in 
            occupancy. This Notice was correctly mailed to "P.O. Box 992, 
            Flushing, NY 11354." 

            The inspector reported that on December 10, 1990, the owner did not 
            show up.

            Another appointment was set up on December 11, 1990 by the inspector 
            who reported that the new tenant was not in the apartment.

            By an order dated December 31, 1990, the Administrator denied the 
            owner's application to restore rent based on the evidence in the 
            file that the owner failed to keep the inspection appointment on 
            December 10, 1990.

            In this petition, the owner contends that it received no notice of 
            the December 10, 1990 inspection date. The Commissioner notes the 
            petitioner's address as  "P.O. Box 992, Flushing, NY 11354." 
            FA110377RO







            DHCR mailed a copy of the petition to the tenant.

            After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion that 
            the petition should be denied.

            The record establishes that on November 30, 1990, a Notice of 
            Inspection with the December 10, 1990 appointment date was mailed to 
            the owner and the tenant in occupancy; and that the Notice to the 
            owner was correctly mailed to "P.O. Box 992, Flushing, NY 11354," 
            which is the  same as the petitioner's address. Accordingly, the 
            Commissioner finds the owner's allegation that it did not receive 
            notice of the inspection appointment unconvincing and lacking of 
            credibility.

            The record shows that the owner commenced this proceeding on 
            December 19, 1989 by filing an application to restore rent based on 
            the owner's restoration of services and the tenant's consent to 
            same. The Commissioner notes that it is the owner who is most 
            interested in rent restoration and in position to make the apartment 
            available for inspection if the tenant vacated or at least to keep 
            the scheduled inspection appointment regardless of a new tenant in 
            possession or not. Yet despite due notice, the owner failed to keep 
            the inspection appointment on December 10, 1990.

            Accordingly, the Administrator properly denied the owner's 
            application.

            The Commissioner notes that the petitioner's application to restore 
            rent under docket number FF110134OR was granted on November 26, 
            1991.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

            ORDERED, that this 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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