Docket Number: FE 510154-RO
                                 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.: FE 510154-RO 
                                            :  
             CARLTON R. BALDWIN,               DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: FA 510015-HW 
                              PETITIONER    : 
        ------------------------------------X  SUBJECT PREMISES:        
                                                23 West 124th. St., Apt. No. 4,
                                                New York, N.Y. 10027

           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On May 16, 1991, the above-named owner filed a timely  Petition  for
        Administrative Review of an order issued on April 9, 1991 concerning 
        the housing accommodations relating to  the  above-described  docket
        number.  

        This administrative appeal  is  being  determined  pursuant  to  the
        provisions of 2520.6(r) and 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

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

        On January 7, 1991, the tenant commenced this proceeding  by  filing
        a complaint asserting that the owner  failed  to  maintain  adequate
        heat during the period of October 1, 1990 through the present.

        On January 15, 1991, the owner was mailed a  copy  of  the  tenant's
        complaint, together with information  on  "NYC  Housing  Maintenance
        Code regulations relating to  supply  of  heat,  timing  devices  on
        central heating system and supply of hot water."

        In its answer filed on  February  6,  1991,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required repairs had been completed.

        Thereafter on  February  8,  1991,  an  inspection  of  the  subject
        apartment was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who  confirmed  that
        the apartment heat was inadequate, i.e. 49oF.

        On April 9, 1991, the Administrator directed restoration of adequate 
        heating  services  and  further   ordered   a   reduction   of   the
        stabilization rent.

        In this petition,  the  owner  states  in  substance  that  heat  is
        adequate;  and  that  this   issue   had   been   resolved   by   an
        Administrator's order under Docket No. ZFA-530070-B issued on 
        April 16, 1991.

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






          Docket Number: FE 510154-RO

        The owner's allegation that  the  issue  had  been  resolved  by  an
        Administrator's order under Docket No. ZFA-530070-B issued on  April
        16, 1991 is without merit.  Said order terminating  proceeding  does
        not deal with inadequate heat in the subject apartment.   The  owner
        thus failed to  rebut  the  inspection  finding  decreased  services
        warranting rent reduction.  

        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 District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby 
        is, affirmed.

        ISSUED:




                                                                      
                                        ELLIOT SANDER
                                        Deputy Commissioner


    

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