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

          APPEAL OF                                DOCKET NO.: GG110239RT    
          Charles Roond,                           RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                   DOCKET NO.: GC110035HW    
                                                   SUBJECT PREMISES:
                                                    94-30 59th. Ave., Apt.6C
                                                    Elmhurst, NY 

            The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for administrative 
            review of an order issued on July 13, 1992 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 
            issues raised by the petition.

            The tenant  commenced this proceeding on March 9, 1992 by filing a 
            complaint asserting that the owner had failed to maintain adequate 
            hot water services in the subject apartment.

            In answer, the owner submitted copies of invoices related to repair 
            work in the boiler.

            Thereafter,  an inspection of the subject apartment was conducted on 
            May 7, 1992 by a DHCR staff member who reported the kitchen hot 
            water temperature at 135@F and the bathroom hot water temperature at 

            By an order dated July 13, 1992, the Administrator terminated the 
            proceeding, finding that the hot water temperature in the kitchen 
            and the bathroom was adequate.

            In its petition for administrative review, the tenant contends in 
            substance that inadequate services continue to exist. Attached are  
            copies of announcements that there would be no hot water and/or heat 
            on various dates of January through September 1993.

            In answer, the owner stated that the tenant should address the 
            issues to the co-op board and sponsor; and that the conditions has 
            since been corected.

            In reply, the tenant asserted that the owner or its agents do not 
            represent the petitioner as rent-stabilized tenant but the co-op 


            shareholders; and that as indicated in the attached copy of a 
            shareholder meeting fact sheet, the boiler/burner need replacement.

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

            The petition fails to rebut the Administrator's determination based 
            on a May 7, 1992 on-site inspection, which confirmed that the hot 
            water services were adequate. The allegations of inadequate hot 
            water services subsequent to the issuance of the order and the need 
            for replacing the boiler/burner as shown by a copy of a co-op fact 
            sheet submitted for the first time on appeal are beyond the scope of 
            administrative review. Accordingly, the determination was in all 
            respects proper and is hereby sustained.

            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.


                                                JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                Deputy Commissioner


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