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

          APPEAL OF                             DOCKET NO.: ARL09310Q  
                                                RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                DOCKET NO.: 85QS000291HH     
                    Ved Parkash for 
                Anurag Supermarket Corp.,

               On April 4, 1986, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on March 7, 
          1986, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 162-05 89th Avenue, Apt. 6C, Jamaica, NY, 
          wherein the Administrator directed the restoration of services in 
          the nature of heat and hot water and ordered a reduction of the 
          stabilized rent.

               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.

               This proceeding was commenced by the filing of a complaint of 
          failure to provide and maintain heat and hot water.  The owner was 
          served with a copy of the tenant's complaint and responded on March 
          4, 1986 with a general denial stating that the building is in full 
          compliance with the Laws of the City of New York and no violations 
          have been cited by the Office of Code Enforcement.  An inspection 
          by DHCR conducted on May 12, 1986 confirmed the complaint of 
          inadequate hot water.  Outside temperatures, however did not 
          require heating.

               In the PAR, the owner contends that the Office of Code 
          Enforcement, through regular inspections during the relevant 
          period, did not find temperatures inadequate; and that the tenant 
          has never complained to the owner regarding these conditions.  The 
          owner further states, incorrectly, that the order was issued 
          without taking into account the owner's answer below.


               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should 
          be denied.

               Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, 
          DHCR is required to order a rent reduction, upon application by a 
          tenant, where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain 
          required services.  The owner's petition does not establish any 
          basis for modifying or revoking the Administrator's order which, 
          based on a physical inspection, determined that the owner was not 
          maintaining required services. 

               The Commissioner notes that the complaining tenant has vacated 
          the apartment and the owner has been directed to file for a rent 
          restoration if the facts so warrant.

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

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


                                                  Joseph A. D'Agosta         
                                                  Deputy Commissioner        


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