Adm. Rev. Docket NO: FF 120082-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.: FF 120082-RO 
                                            :  
             PETER BELLA,                      DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                               DOCKET NO.: ZFC 120074-HW
                              PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

        On June  4,  1991,  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  petition  for
        administrative review of an order issued on May 9,  1991  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
        issue raised by the petition.

        On March 11, 1991, the tenant commenced this proceeding by filing  a
        complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain  heat  and
        hot water services in the subject apartment.

        In its answer  filed  on  March  25,  1991,  the  owner  denied  the
        allegations  set  forth  in  the  tenant's  complaint  or  otherwise
        asserted that all required services are maintained.

        Thereafter on April 23, 1991, an inspection of the subject apartment 
        was conducted by a D.H.C.R. inspector who  confirmed  that  the  hot
        water temperature was inadequate.

        The Administrator directed  on  May  9,  1991  restoration  of  this
        service and further ordered a reduction of the stabilization rent.

        In this petition, the owner states in substance  that  repairs  have
        been performed after the inadequate hot water service "was found due 
        to the burner shut down."

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

        The owner's petition does not make clear whether it is  the  owner's
        contention that repairs had  been  made  before  the  apartment  was
        inspected or the order was issued, or whether the contention is that 
        repairs were made following the issuance of the Rent Administrator's 
        order.  If it is the former, then the owner's allegation  is  belied
        by the report of the agency inspector.  If it is the latter, then 


        the Rent Administrator's order reducing the  rent  was  nevertheless
        correct when issued, and this order is issued without  prejudice  to
        the owner filing an application for restoration of services.







        Adm. Rev. Docket NO: FF 120082-RO


        THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations,  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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