DOC. NO.: BB 610057-RO
                                 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. BB 610057-RO
                                                 DRO DOCKET NO. AK 610083-HW
              GLOVEBOX REALTY CORP., -OWNER  :
                                 PETITIONER  :
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                        ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR
                                ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


         On February 2, 1987, the above-named petitioner filed a Petition for 
         Administrative Review against an order issued on December 29, 1986 by 
         the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York 
         concerning the housing accommodation known as 2555 Grand Concourse, 
         apartment 3E, Bronx, New York wherein the Administrator determined 
         that there had been a decrease in services and ordered a reduction in 
         rent.

         The tenant (Gladys Diaz) commenced this proceeding on November 17, 
         1986 by filing a complaint of inadequate heat and hot water.  The 
         tenant requested a rent reduction.

         In the order here under review, the Administrator determined that heat 
         and hot water services were not being maintained.  Based on the 
         decreased services, the Administrator reduced the rent to the level in 
         effect prior to the last rent guidelines increase.

         In the appeal, the owner contends that adequate heat and hot water are 
         provided as required by housing regulations.   The owner acknowledges 
         that a temporary service decrease may have occurred as a result of 
         mechanical failure which had been promptly repaired.

         In reply to the petition the tenant contends that the petition should 
         be denied because the owner has not complied with the order reducing 
         the rent.

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
















         DOC. NO. BB 610057-RO

         Review of the Division's records discloses that the owner applied for 
         a rent restoration on August 21, 1989 in which the owner stated the 
         heat and hot water were supplied in accordance with the law and that 
         a new heating plant had been installed at the subject premises.  The 
         owner's unproved assertions regarding the adequate provision of heat 
         and hot water are insufficient to reverse the determination by the 
         Administrator.  Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the 
         Administrator correctly ordered a reduction in the rent.

         The Commissioner notes that the rent was restored in order number ZDH 
         610185-OR, issued May 24, 1990.




         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, affirmed.

         ISSUED:

                                                                              
                                                 ELLIOT SANDER
                                                 Deputy Commissioner

    

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