STATE OF NEW YORK
            DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL
                  OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                           GERTZ PLAZA
                     92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                        JAMAICA, NY 11433


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IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE          ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.: GD410364RT  
                                         
       FRANCINE JAMES,
                                             RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                             DOCKET NO.: FL410145S

                         PETITIONER
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ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


On April 28, 1992, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
petition for administrative review (PAR) of an order issued on 
April 9, 1992, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
accommodation known as 1801 7th Avenue, New York, N.Y., Apt. 5-B, 
wherein the Administrator determined that the relief requested by 
the tenant is denied and the proceedings terminated due to the 
tenant's failure to provide apartment access  to the DHCR inspector 
on March 18, 1992 and March 19, 1992.

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 administrative appeal.

The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly 
terminated the proceedings below.  On appeal, the petitioner- 
tenant asserted that the DHCR failed to give adequate notice of the 
proposed inspection dates.

After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
should be denied.

The tenant filed a decrease in services complaint on December 4,
1991, and on February 18, 1992, the owner answered that all repairs 
and services which were the subject of the complaint were completed 
in a workmanlike manner.















          GD410364RT

          The record under review shows that the Division mailed the first 
          inspection notice to the tenant at her correct address on March 11, 
          1992 for a March 18, 1992 appointment and that a second (follow-up) 
          inspection notice, dated March 18, 1992, establishing a March 19, 
          1992 appointment was slipped under the tenant's door.

          The record indisputably shows that the tenant failed to provide 
          access to the DHCR inspector on March 18, 1992 and March 19, 1992.

          In view of a  preponderance of evidence which shows that the tenant 
          was afforded adequate opportunity to provide access to her 
          apartment, the Commissioner finds that the Rent Administrator 
          properly terminated the proceedings below.  This order and opinion 
          is without prejudice to the tenant's right to file a new complaint, 
          being mindful of the obligation to make the apartment available for 
          inspection.

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

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

          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                              JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                              Deputy Commissioner





                               
    

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