BC 110215 RT
                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK   11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:  BC 110215 RT

                     IRWIN SHERMAN,
                                                  DRO ORDER NO.:  Q-000369-OR
                                                  OWNER:  GRENADIER REALTY


          On March 20,  1987  the  above-named  petitioner-tenant  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          February 18, 1987, by the Rent Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York concerning housing accommodations known 
          as Apartment 2C24-2, 245-64 77th Crescent, Bellerose,  New  York,
          wherein the Rent Administrator determined that the rent which had 
          been reduced on September 16, 1985 under Docket Number QS-000431 
          HH should be restored based on a statement by the tenant that the 
          complained  of  services  had  been  restored  to   the   subject

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant
          to the issues raised by the administrative appeal.

          In  this  petition,   the   tenant   contends   that   the   Rent
          Administrator's rent restoration order is incorrect and should be 

          The tenant admits  telling  a  staff  member  of  the  Division's
          Compliance Unit on January 14, 1986 that the owner  had  complied
          with the September 16, 1985 order which had directed the owner to 
          restore heat service to  the  subject  apartment.   However,  the
          tenant states that on April 15, 1986  he  notified  the  Division
          that the heat problem had resumed, necessitating  daily  bleeding
          of the radiator in order  to  receive  any  heat  and  that  this
          condition continued until November of 1986.  Since that date  the
          heat has been adequate as acknowledged by the tenant in a January 
          21, 1987 response to the Division's January 14, 1987 request  for

          further information.

          In answer to this petition, the owner  contends  that  the  order
          should be upheld because the tenant  is  receiving  all  required

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should  be

          BC 110215 RT

          The September 16, 1985 Order (QS  000431  HH)  reduced  the  rent
          effective August 1, 1985.  The  February  18,  1987  Order  being
          appealed   restored   the   rent   effective   March   1,   1987.
          Accordingly, the tenant's rent was even reduced during the period 
          (January, 1986 to April, 1986) when the tenant was receiving full 
          heat services. 

          The order being appealed was issued one month after the  tenant's
          January 1987 acknowledgment that heat had been restored  and  the
          tenant states in his petition that at  the  time  of  filing  the
          petition the heat was adequate.

          Taking into consideration the entire history of this matter,  the
          Commissioner does not believe it  appropriate  to  supercede  the
          Administrator's order.

          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,

                                                  ELLIOT SANDER
                                                  Deputy Commissioner

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