FL 610108-RO

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

            APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                                                            FL 610108-RO

                                                    RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S     
                     JOHN C. GUIBAS,                DOCKET NO.: 
                                                    EI 610045-HW

                                                    2390 Davidson Avenue  
                                     PETITIONER     Bronx, New York  

            The above-named owner refiled a timely petition for administra- 
            tive review of an order concerning the housing accommodation 
            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. 

            The tenants commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint as- 
            serting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
            the subject apartment, inter alia, adequate hot water.   

            The owner failed to interpose an answer to the tenant's complaint 
            although afforded the opportunity to do so.

            Thereafter an inspection of the subject building was conducted by 
            a D.H.C.R. inspector who confirmed that there was no hot water in 
            the entire building.

            The Rent Administrator directed restoration of these services and 
            further ordered, a reduction of the regulated rents.

In his petition for administrative review, the owner states that a 
new boiler has been installed and submits an unsigned copy of a 
proposal contract of its contractor dated August 8, 1991.

After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 

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            that the petition should be denied.

            The Commissioner notes that the owner's substantiation of the 
            allegation that a new boiler has been installed is dated August 8, 
            1991, a date subsequent to the issuance of the order under review.  
            Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the Rent 
            Administrator's order, based on a physical inspection of the 
            premises, was correct when issued and that rent reductions were 
            warranted.  This order and opinion is issued without prejudice to 
            the owner's rights as they may pertain to an application to this 
            Division for a restoration of rents based upon a restoration of 

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

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


                                                     JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                     Acting Deputy Commissioner

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