BJ 410296 RT
                                  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.: BJ 410296 RT

                      JOVITA C. VEGA,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: BA 420154 HW

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW 

          On June 29,  1987  the  above-named  petitioner-tenant  filed  an
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on May 29, 1987, by 
          the  District  Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall   Street,
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          203 West 109th Street, New York, New York, Apartment 5-R.

          The issue is whether the  District  Rent  Administrator  properly
          denied  the  tenant's  Statement  of  Complaint  of  Decrease  in
          Services.

          The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, ordered 
          that the  tenant's  application  be  denied  and  the  proceeding
          terminated, based on the findings of an inspection held on  April
          21, 1987, which showed heat  and/or  hot  water  services  to  be
          adequate.

          On appeal, the petitioner-tenant alleged, in substance, that  she
          still did not have heat in the subject apartment.

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

          The tenant filed an Individual Tenant Statement of  Complaint  of
          Decrease in Services on January 23, 1987, alleging,  inter  alia,
          that the radiators were not working and that there was no heat.


          The file revealed  that  a  Division  of  Housing  and  Community
          Renewal (DHCR) inspection held in  Apartment  5-R  on  April  21,
          1987, showed that heat and hot water services were adequate.

          The  Commissioner  finds,  therefore,  that   the   Administrator
          properly based his determination on the entire  record  including
          the results of the on-site  inspection  conducted  on  April  21,
          1987.

          Moreover, a check of DHCR records show that there were no pending 






          BJ 410296 RT
          building-wide service complaints involving heat or hot water.

          Accordingly, the Commissioner further  finds  that  the  District
          Rent  Administrator  properly  determined   that   the   tenant's
          application should be denied.

          This Order  and  Opinion  is  issued  without  prejudice  to  the
          tenant's right to refile for a reduction of  rent  based  upon  a
          decrease in service, if the facts so warrant.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the  provisions  of  the  Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations, it is

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



          ISSUED:
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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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