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

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:            
                                                  BE 210439-RO
                 BEE GEE MANAGEMENT &             DISTRICT RENT ADMIN.
                 J. LEONARD SPODEK                DOCKET NO.:
                                                  31552  Examining Unit
                                   PETITIONER     Gabriel A. Curry Jr.


           On May 18, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a Peti- 
           tion for Administrative Review against an order issued on May 11, 
           1987 by the Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, 
           New York, concerning housing accommodations known as Apartment 6-C, 
           1035 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, wherein the Rent 
           Administrator determined that the owner provided certain services 
           as claimed by the tenant in the tenant's objection to registra- 

           The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the record and 
           has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to the 
           issues raised by the administrative appeal.

           The tenant commenced the proceeding below on September 7, 1984 by 
           filing a timely objection to the owner's apartment registration of 
           the apartment alleging, in part, that certain services provided 
           were not registered by the owner, that others were defective, and 
           that the rent constituted an overcharge.

           The owner failed to answer the tenant's objection, although given 
           the opportunity to do so.

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           In Order No. 31552, Examining Unit, the Rent Administrator deter- 
           mined that, based on the owner's default, "the owner provides all 
           services cited by the tenant."  The tenant was advised to file a 
           service complaint for any failure to maintain services and also 
           advised that the owner was not required to register those ser- 
           vices which are required by law or are normal maintenance or an 
           integral part of the structure.

           In addition, the Administrator noted that the overcharge portion of 
           the tenant's objection duplicated a prior complaint made to the New 
           York City Conciliation and Appeals Board prior to April 1, 1984 and 
           would be processed under Docket No. K-3102475-R.

           In this petition, the owner fails to assert any error in law or 
           fact in the Administrator's order.  In particular, the owner does 
           not deny the default before the Administrator or state any other 
           reason for this appeal.

           On June 8, 1992, a Notice of Opportunity to present further infor- 
           mation and evidence was served on the owner to set forth objections 
           to the order being appealed under Docket No. 31552.  The record 
           does not contain any response from the owner.

           The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

           Section 2529.1(a) of the Rent Stabilization Code (Code) requires 
           that a petition for administrative review (PAR) contain an 
           allegation of "the errors upon which [the Administrator's] order is 
           based."  Code Section 2529.6 limits the scope of review of a PAR to 
           the facts or evidence before the Administrator "as raised in the 

           By failing to meet its burden of stating error of fact, law or 
           procedure by the Administrator, the owner is in effect asking for 
           a de novo consideration of the tenant's objection.  Such consid- 
           eration is clearly beyond the scope of review.

           Accordingly, this petition must be denied.

           THEREFORE, in accordance with the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, 
           it is

           ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, denied, and 

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           the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 


                                                    JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                    Acting Deputy Commissioner


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