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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NOS.: EJ110060RT
          ERVING H. ADLER                                                    
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: DL130072OR

               On October 2, 1990 the above named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued October 20, 1989. The order concerned housing 
          accommodations known as Apt. A3N located at 117-01A Park Lane 
          South.  The Administrator granted the owner's rent restoration 

               The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully 
          considered that portion relevant to the issues raised by this 

               The owner commenced this proceeding on January 22, 1990 by 
          filing an application for rent restoration wherein it alleged that 
          it had restored services for which a rent reduction order bearing 
          Docket No. DF130062HW was issued. The Commissioner notes that the 
          rent was reduced based on a finding of failure to provide adequate 
          hot water.
               The tenants were served with copies of the application and 
          afforded an opportunity to respond. The owner filed a response on 
          February 13, 1990 and stated that the hot water system remained 
          erratic and that, therefore, the application should be denied.
               The Administrator ordered a physical inspection of the subject 
          building.  The inspection was conducted on July 27, 1990 with the 
          inspector reporting that the hot water service was adequate.

               The Administrator issued the order here under review on August 
          29, 1990 and granted the application based on the inspector's 


               On appeal the tenant states that the order here under review 
          should be revoked because the water temperature is subject to 
          extreme variation.  The petition was served on the owner on October 
          15, 1990. The owner filed a response and stated that the petition 
          should be denied.

               After careful review of the evidence in the record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition should be denied.

               The Commissioner notes that the order here under reviewed was 
          affirmed in Docket No. EJ110023RT.  In that proceeding, the 
          petitioner-tenant challenged the order on similar grounds to that 
          used by the petitioner in the proceeding herein.  The Commissioner 
          rejected those grounds, finding that the on-site physical 
          inspection was dispositive of the issue of whether or not the owner 
          had restored services.  The tenant's petition must be denied.

               The Commissioner notes that the Administrator's orders 
          granting or denying a rent reduction based on a finding of failure 
          to maintain adequate hot water was revoked by the Commissioner in 
          Docket No. DK130150RO.
               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations it is 

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


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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