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. BE 620336 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET N .  ZAG-610105-
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               R.H.S. REALTY CO.                     

                                PETITIONER    : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On May 26, 1987, the  above-named  petitioner-owner  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review  against  an  order  issued  on
          April 27, 1987,  by  the  Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the  housing  accommodations
          known as 4265 Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York, Apartment No. 3H. 

               The Administrative Appeal is  being  determined  pursuant  to
          Section 2522.4 of the Rent Stabilization Code. 

               The issue herein is whether the  Rent  Administrator's  order
          was warranted.

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

               The Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein,  denied  the
          owner's application,  filed  in  July,  1986,  for  a  $5.00  rent
          increase for a protruding air conditioner  installed  without  the
          owner's consent.  This order  was  based  on  a  decision  by  the
          Conciliation and Appeals Board, the agency formerly  charged  with
          enforcing the Rent Stabilization Law.   In  such  decision  -  CAB
          Opinion Number 23,555, docket 54251 issued on December 2,  1982  -
          it was determined that the installation of air conditioners by the 
          tenant herein without charge was  a  required  base  date  service
          included in the rent of the subject apartment.

               In  this  petition,  the  owner  alleges  in  substance  that
          pursuant to Supplement Number 1 to Operational  Bulletin  84-4,  a
          $5.00 charge for a protruding air conditioner is appropriate.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should
          be denied.



               
          BE 620336 RO









               Pursuant to CAB Opinion  Number  23,555,  the  tenant  herein
          cannot be charged a rent increase  for  the  installation  of  air
          conditioners  in  the  subject  apartment  since  such  right   of
          installation was recognized  as  a  required  base  date  service.
          Supplement Number 1 to Operational  Bulletin  84-4  cited  by  the
          owner in its petition is not applicable to the instant  proceeding
          but is applicable only in cases where the right to install an  air
          conditioner is not a required base date service and where  an  air
          conditioner is installed for the first time on or after October 1, 
          1985.  Accordingly, the Rent Administrator's order was warranted.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with  the  provisions  of  the  Rent
          Stabilization Law and Code, and the  Emergency  Tenant  Protection
          Act of 1974,  it is

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied,  and,  that  the  order  of  the  Rent
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed. 

          ISSUED



                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
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                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM










          ARB Docket No.: BE 620336 RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: ZAG-610105-OI

          Tenant(s): Leon Ferber

          Owner: RHS Realty Co.

          Code Section: 2522.4 of RSC

          Premises: 4265 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY, Apt. 3H

          Order         and         Opinion         Denying         Petition
                           

               Petition denied on basis evidence  of  record  including  CAB
          Opinion Number 23,555, discloses tenant had  a  right  to  install
          protruding air conditioner in subject apartment without charge.







          APPROVED:



          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            

          Bureau Chief:                                                    

          Deputy Commissioner:                                             

          Mailed copies of Order and Determination to:
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                           Owner                     
                           Tenant's Atty             
                           Owner's Atty              


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