STATE OF NEW YORK
                       DIVISION OF HOUSING AN 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.: DI210205RT

            Freda Goldenberg                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                   PETITIONER      DOCKET NO.: CB230059OM
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             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          The petitioner-tenant timely filed an administrative appeal against 
          an order issued on July 11, 1989 by the Rent Administrator (92-31 
          Union Hall Street, Jamaica,  New  York)  concerning  the  housing
          accommodations known as 636  Dahill  Road,  Brooklyn,  New  York,
          apartment 9, wherein the Rent Administrator granted a major capital 
          improvement (MCI) rent increase for the stabilized and controlled 
          apartments in the subject premises.

          The Administrator's order appealed herein authorized an MCI  rent
          increase for the boiler and burner. The Administrator also stated 
          that inspections performed on June 8th and June 13, 1989 determined 
          that the hot water was adequate, but that a heat inspection could 
          not be conducted due to weather conditions, and that  if  further
          complaints occurred during the next heating season, the  increase
          granted in this order could be rescinded.

          On appeal the petitioner-tenant states, in substance, that the heat 
          service is inadequate.

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

          The Commissioner notes that this tenant failed to respond to  the
          Rent Administrator's request for additional information (mailed on 
          June 8, 1989) as to whether the conditions  complained  of  still
          existed in the apartment, and also failed to provide access to this 
          Division's inspector on two separate occasions although having been 
          given written notices of the inspection dates.

















          ADMIN. REVIEW DOCKET NO. DI210205RT

          Furthermore, according to Division records, on October 30,  1989,
          this tenant filed an application for a rent reduction based  upon
          the owner's failure to provide and maintain heat  and  hot  water
          services. On January 25, 1990 an order was issued,  under  Docket
          Number DJ220071HW, denying the tenant's application  based  on  a
          physical inspection of January 9, 1990 which revealed that heat and 
          hot water services were adequate.

          However, as provided for in  the  Administrator's  order  and  in
          accordance with Policy Statement 90-8, the rent increase provided 
          for in said order is not collectible from any apartment for which 
          there is an outstanding order based upon a finding that the owner 
          is not maintaining services. In this connection the  Commissioner
          notes that a rent reduction order (Docket  No.  2T703575  et  al)
          remains outstanding against the subject apartment.

          On the basis of the entire evidence of record, it is found that the 
          Administrator's order is correct and should be affirmed.

          This order and opinion is issued without prejudice to the tenant's 
          right to file an application for a rent reduction  based  on  any
          current diminutions in services, including inadequate heat and hot 
          water, if the facts so warrant.

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

          ORDERED, that this administrative appeal be, and the same hereby is 
          denied, and that the 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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