ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: ED 410081 RT

                                  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.:               
                                                 ED 410081 RT 
                                              :
                                                 DISTRICT RENT            
                                                 ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET    
                                                 NO.: EB 410007-HW          
                                                 PREMISES: 436 E. 75th St.,
                                                           Apt. 5RW,
                                                           New York, NY
              LYNN MARRAN
                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               The  above-named  tenant  filed  a   timely   petition   for
          administrative review of an order issued concerning  the  housing
          accommodations relating to the above described docket number.

               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 petition.  

               On January 3, 1990,  the  tenant  commenced  the  proceeding
          below by filing a complaint asserting that the owner  had  failed
          to maintain heat and hot water from December 13 thru December 19, 
          1989.  

               On February 14, 1990, the owner was served with  a  copy  of
          the tenant's complaint.  

               The owner did not file an answer to the tenant's complaint.

               On February 16, 1990, the tenant affirmed that the owner had 
          restored heat and hot water services.






               On March 22, 1990, the Administrator issued an order denying 
          the tenant's application and terminating the proceeding based  on
          the tenant's acknowledgment that the conditions in the  complaint
          had been corrected.

               In  her  petition  for  administrative  review,  the  tenant
          requests that the Administrator's order be reversed.  The  tenant
          states that she requested the rent reduction due to the  lack  of






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: ED 410081 RT
          heat and hot water for the period commencing on December 13, 1989 
          and ending on December 19, 1989.  The tenant states she does  not
          understand why her request was denied due to the  fact  that  the
          conditions had been  corrected,  and  that  the  time  period  in
          question was sufficient to be without heat and  hot  water.   The
          tenant goes on to  state  that  she  has  lived  in  the  subject
          premises for five years and that every winter there are at  least
          five instances of no heat and hot  water.   The  tenant  contends
          that this is cost effective for the landlord in that  the  boiler
          does not have to be replaced or repaired and  that  the  landlord
          saves money on heating expenses.  The tenant  goes  on  to  state
          that there are elderly  people  in  the  building  and  that  the
          conditions can be life threatening.    

               In the owner's answer to the petition, the owner states that 
          the tenant's petition should be denied in that there was a slight 
          interruption in services due to necessary and needed  maintenance
          and that the owner submitted proof of same.  The owner goes on to 
          state that the service interruption was quickly resolved  by  the
          owner and that the problem was long resolved prior to the  filing
          of the complaint by the tenant.

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

               Despite the tenant's assertions, the  tenant  affirmed  that
          the owner had restored heat and hot water services, and, as such, 
          the Administrator's order was correct was issued. 

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 
          Code, 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:







                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner








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