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.: GG230040RO      
                               
                                                             
          Monck's Realty Ltd.,                   RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                 DOCKET NO.: FG230263OR           
                         
                                PETITIONER       PREMISES: 11 Maple St.
                                                           various apts.
                                                           Brooklyn, NY      
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             ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          The above-named owner filed a timely petition for administrative 
          review of an order issued on June 5, 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 this administrative appeal.

          The owner commenced this proceeding by filing an application to 
          restore rent based on the restoration of services. The rent was 
          previously reduced in various apartments by an order (EJ230062HW) 
          issued on March  26, 1991.

          In answer, various tenants asserted in substance that the hot water 
          services continued to be inadequate.

          On April 6 and 7, 1992, on-site inspections were conducted by a DHCR 
          staff member who confirmed that there were inadequate hot water 
          services (kitchen and/or bathroom) in Apts. 7B, 10A, 10C, 5E, 9E, 
          10E, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F, 8F and 9F. The inspector further reported that 
          access was not made in Apts. 2A, 2E and 1D; that the hot water 
          temperature was adequate in Apts. 9A, C5, D10 and E1.

          By order dated June 5, 1992, the Administrator granted rent 
          restoration for Apts. 2A, 2E and 1D which failed to provide access 
          to the DHCR inspector and for Apts. 9A, C5, D10 and E1 which 
          revealed adequate hot water services. The Administrator denied the 
          owner's rent restoration application as to Apts. 7B, 10A, 10C, 5E, 
          9E, 10E, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F, 8F and 9F based on the inspections' finding 
          of inadequate hot water services (kitchen and/or bathroom).













          GG230040RO

          In the petition for administrative review, the owner contends in 
          substance that the boiler in the building has always been working 
          well and supplying hot water to the tenants.

          In answer, various tenants state that there were times, like four 
          (4) days in the month prior to filing the answer, when hot water was 
          not provided.

          The owner replied that the times when the boiler was shut down for 
          maintenance, repairs and overhaul were "not excessive."

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

          In the instant case, the owner's petition does not establish any 
          basis for modifying or revoking the Administrator's order which 
          determined that the owner was not maintaining required services 
          based on April 6 and 7, 1992 inspections which found inadequate hot 
          water services (kitchen and/or bathroom) in Apts. 7B, 10A, 10C, 5E, 
          9E, 10E, 2F, 3F, 4F, 5F, 8F and 9F, warranting a continued rent 
          reduction as to these apartments.

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





                                                                      
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner
    

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