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

          APPEAL OF                                    DOCKET NO.:
                    Robert E. Jerry,

                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:



          On February 3, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on January 
          13, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing 
          accommodation known as 88-05 Merrick Boulevard, Apt. 1H, Queens, 
          N.Y., wherein the Administrator determined that a reduction in rent 
          was not warranted because the conditions complained of had been 

          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.

          The issue herein is whether the tenant has the right two boilers.

          On July 15, 1987, the tenant filed a complaint alleging that he 
          does not have use of the master antenna, that the two boilers were 
          replaced by one, and that the new boiler makes too much noise.

          The owner filed an answer to the complaint on July 15, 1987, 
          alleging that the master antenna is provided in the building and 
          the tenant just has to notify the owner of any problems, that the 
          new boiler functions as well as the two old boilers because of 
          technological improvements, and that the old boilers were noisier.

          A DHCR inspection conducted on December 4, 1987, revealed that:


          1)   The inside temperature was 78@ at time of inspection and the 
               hot water temperature was 120@.

          2)   The master antenna has been repaired and the television 
               reception is good.

          3)   Noise condition has been corrected.

          Based on the inspection the Administrator denied the tenant's 
          application and terminated the proceeding.

          In the petition for administrative review, the tenant asserts that 
          the owner had not restored the second boiler.

          The petition was served on the owner on March 29, 1988.

          After careful consideration of the entire evidence on record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be denied.

          Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code:

          " A tenant may apply to the Division Housing and Community Renewal 
          (DHCR) for a reduction of the legal regulated rent to the level in 
          effect prior to the most recent guidelines adjustment and the DHCR 
          shall so reduce the rent for the period for which it is found that 
          the owner has failed to maintain required services"

          Required services are defined in Section 2520.6(r) to include that 
          space and those services which the owner was maintaining or was 
          required to maintain on the applicable base date including repairs, 
          maintenance, and the furnishing of heat.

          Since the inspection revealed that the apartment had adequate heat 
          and hot water and the noise had ceased, the Rent Administrator 
          correctly denied the tenant's complaint.  The tenant does not have 
          a right to the second boiler if adequate heat and hot water are 
          being provided by one boiler.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition, be, and the same hereby is, denied, 


          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is 


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner  


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