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

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. AL410655RO
                    ROZMAE REALTY             :  DRO DOCKET NO.31974  
                                                 TENANTS:  JOHN HOGAN & 
                                PETITIONER    : STEPHANIE GORDON

               On December 23, 1986, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on 
          November 18, 1986 by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New 
          York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 184 Ninth 
          Avenue, New York, Apartment No. 1D, wherein the Administrator 
          determined that the subject apartment was within the jurisdiction of 
          the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and that certain services as 
          specified by the tenant were owner-provided.  

               On appeal, the owner contends that the apartment is exempt from 
          the Rent Stabilization Law and that the cited services are not 
          provided by the owner.  

               Prior to the commencement of this proceeding, the tenants had 
          filed an overcharge complaint in which it was determined  by the 
          Rent Administrator  and by the Commissioner (Docket Numbers ARL7165- 
          L,L3112713R) that the subject apartment was subject to the Rent 
          Stabilization Law Code.  Thereupon, such determination was upheld in 
          an Article 78 proceeding and subsequent court appeals, most recently 
          by the Court of Appeals in November 1990.

               Pursuant to Section 2523.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code, an 
          owner is required to maintain all required services as defined by 
          Section 2520.6(r) regardless of whether the services are registered.  
          If there is a failure to maintain required services, the tenant may 
          apply to the Division for a rent reduction, and any dispute as to 
          whether a service is required or has been reduced will be determined 
          in that proceeding.

               Accordingly, the Commissioner is of  the opinion that the 
          jurisdictional issue has been finally determined and that it is 
          unnecessary to decide the services issue raised in this appeal.

               Since this decision does not determine the merits of the 
          services issue raised on appeal, the order below shall not be used 
          in any subsequent proceeding involving base date or required 

               Therefore, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and 


          Code, it is 

               Ordered, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner



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