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.:DG230100RO     
                                                        
          Sari Sardell,                            RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.:DB230077HW     
                                                       
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      50 Lincoln Rd.
                                                      Various Apts.
                                                      Brooklyn, NY    
                                PETITIONER     
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on June 14, 1989 concerning the housing 
            accommodations relating to the above-described docket number.  

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

            Various tenants commenced this proceeding on February 16, 1989 by 
            filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
            inter alia adequate heat and hot water services in the subject 
            building.

            In an answer filed on March 24, 1989, the owner denied the 
            allegations and otherwise asserted that adequate heat and hot water 
            services are being provided and maintained.

            The tenants filed a statement on April 26, 1989, asserting that 
            their complaint has not been resolved.

            Thereafter, on May 9, 1989, a physical inspection revealed that the 
            hot water temperature (118@F) in Apts. 2E and 2J was inadequate, 
            while the heat was adequate. The inspector found that the heat and 
            hot water services were adequate in Apts. 2B, 1G, 3A, 3F, 3K, 4C, 
            4L, 5F, 5I and 6G. The inspector was denied access to Apts. 2C, 2G, 
            2H, 2I, 2K, 3B, 3G, 3I, 4A, 4B, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4J, 4K. 5A, 5B, 5D, 
            5E, 5G, 5J, 5K, 5L, 6A, 6C, 6D, 6H, 6J, and 6L.

            By an order dated June 14, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction as to Apts. 2E 
            and 2J. The Administrator denied the applications of tenants who 
            denied access to the inspector and also denied the applications from 
            apartments wherein the heat and hot water services were found to be 
            adequate.
            DG230100RO








            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that the 
            inspection could be wrong because adequate hot water services were 
            being provided to all the building.

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

            Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, DHCR is 
            authorized to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant 
            or tenants, where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain 
            services. The owner's petition does not establish any basis to 
            modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on the May 
            9, 1989 physical inspection which confirmed the existence of 
            inadequate hot water services in Apts. 2E and 2J.

            The owner's rent restoration application (DG230097OR) was granted on 
            July 9, 1990.

            THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code 
            and Operational Bulletin 84-1, it is

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



            ISSUED:




                                                                          
                                                  LULA M. ANDERSON
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


    

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