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

          APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.:DH130218RO     
          Jamaica Associates c/o                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
          Horing and Welikson,                     DOCKET NO.:CJ130015B      
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                      91-59 191st Street
                                                      Various Apts.
                                                      Hollis, NY 


            The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on June 27, 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 October 7, 1988 by 
            filing a complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain 
            certain services in the subject building.

            In answer, the owner denied the some of the allegations and 
            otherwise asserted that services are being provided and maintained.

            Thereafter, on April 3, 1989, a building-wide inspection was 
            conducted by a DHCR staff member who confirmed that the bathroom and 
            kitchen hot water temperature (78@ Fahrenheit) was inadequate; and 
            the building entrance door lock was broken.

            By an order dated June 27, 1989, the Administrator directed the 
            restoration of services and ordered a rent reduction.

            In this petition, the owner contends in substance that all building 
            services are being properly maintained; that the inspection was 
            conducted without due process; and that it is reserving its right to  
            supplement the petition.

            In answer, various tenants denied the allegations in the petition 
            and otherwise asserted the continued existence of defective 

            It is noted that as of the writing of this Order and Opinion, the 
            owner has not supplemented the petition.

            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 
            required to order a rent reduction, upon application by a tenant or 
            tenants, where it is found that an owner has failed to maintain 

            The Commissioner notes that the owner has neither supplemented this 
            petition despite more than ample opportunity to do so, nor explained 
            its bare allegation that the inspection was conducted without due 

            Accordingly, the owner's petition does not establish any basis to 
            modify or revoke the Administrator's determination based on the 
            April 3, 1989 inspection which confirmed the existence of defective 
            conditions, warranting a rent reduction. 

            The owner is advised to file a rent restoration application if the 
            facts so warrant.

            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.


                                                  LULA M. ANDERSON
                                                  Deputy Commissioner


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