BK 620193 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.: BK 620193 RO

                   ADBAR REALTY COMPANY,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: BC 620590 S

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On November 9, 1987 the above-named petitioner-landlord  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          October 6, 1987 by the Administrator,  (Gertz  Plaza)  concerning
          housing  accommodations  known  as  Apartment  A2,  2001  Newbold
          Avenue, Bronx, New York, wherein the  Administrator  reduced  the
          rent of the subject apartment based on the landlord's failure  to
          provide adequate hot water.

          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.

          This proceeding stems  from  a  complaint  filed  by  the  tenant
          alleging a lack of  adequate  heat,  where  said  allegation  was
          denied by the landlord.  Based on physical inspection  (conducted
          at  the  subject  apartment  during  the  summer  season)   which
          discloses  that  the  hot  water  temperature  was   80   degrees
          fahrenheit, the Administrator issued the order appealed herein.

          In this petition the landlord  does  not  question  the  lack  of
          adequate hot water as  found  by  the  Administrator  but  rather
          contends, in substance, that the reduction of rent  was  improper
          because said condition of item was  not  cited  in  the  tenant's
          complaint.

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

          The Commissioner notes that the landlord had  failed  to  provide
          adequate hot water as confirmed by the Division  of  Housing  and
          Community Renewal (DHCR) inspectorial staff report.  However said 
          item was not cited in the tenant's complaint.   Accordingly,  the
          Commissioner is of the opinion and finds that it was improper  to
          have reduced the rent of the  subject  apartment  without  having
          put the landlord on notice of this condition; and thus said order 
          must be revoked.







          BK 620193 RO
          The Commissioner notes that the landlord had filed an application 
          with the  Division  for  a  restoration  of  rent  and  that  the
          Division, upon determining that the  landlord  had  restored  the
          required service, restored the rent of the subject apartment.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and  Eviction  Regulations
          for New York City, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is,  granted;
          and that the Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby  is,
          revoked.

          NOTE:  The tenant may pay any arrears in rent resulting from this 
                 order in 12 equal monthly payments.





          ISSUED:
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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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