ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BF - 110272 RO

                                  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 APPEAL
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO.               
                                                 BF - 110272 RO
                                              :
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S        
                                                 DOCKET NO.
                                                 044723                   
              NATHAN KATZ REALTY COMPANY     
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW,
                                       IN PART

               On June 23, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed an 
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on May 26, 1987, by 
          the District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 34-15 
          Parsons Boulevard, Flushing, N. Y., Apartment 2-B.

               The issue herein is whether the District Rent Administrator 
          properly determined the services the owner is obligated to and does 
          provide to the tenant in the subject apartment and whether the 
          registration statement was properly amended to reflect those facts.

               The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, 
          amended the registration to include all services cited by the 
          tenant in her objection to the registration on the ground that all 
          of these services are provided by the owner.  It was further noted 
          that window repairs, linoleum, gardening, extermination, and 
          maintenance are services that are normal maintenance or required by 
          law and need not be registered.  The order also stated that the 
          factual allegations of the tenant regarding the number of rooms in 
          the apartment were deemed admitted.

               On appeal, the petitioner-owner substantially asserted that 
          the order below should be modified because the owner never provided 
          blinds, shades and screens to the tenant and that the tenant 
          admitted this in her objection to the registration by stating that 
















          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BF - 110272 RO

          "bought my own shades-storing venetian blinds in basement."  The 
          owner also contends that the tenant made no specific objection 
          regarding the room count, and that the reference to the items of 
          normal maintenance is inappropriate because the tenant did not 
          mention these in the objection.   

               After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record 
          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
          should be granted in part.

               A review of the record below reveals that, in answering the 
          tenant's objection to the registration, the owner stated that 
          "screens are not now nor were they ever in the past provided to the 
          tenants" and that since the tenant admits that she is providing her 
          own shades, the item "blinds/shades" need not be checked on the 
          registration.  

               Section 2528.2 of the Rent Stabilization Code proves that the 
          initial registration statement required for each housing 
          accommodation must include, among other things, the number of rooms 
          in such housing accommodation and "all services provided for in the 
          last lease or rental agreement, provided or required to be provided 
          on the applicable base date or thereafter."

               In the instant case, the owner has denied providing screens 
          and the tenant has not asserted otherwise.  Accordingly, screens 
          need not be included on the registration.  With regard to blinds, 
          the owner does not dispute the tenant's statement that venetian 
          blinds are provided by the owner but the tenant chooses to store 
          them and supply her own shades.  Blinds (but not shades) are among 
          the equipment provided by the owner and must, therefore, be 
          registered.

               The tenant did not really object to the room count so the 
          owner's registration of four rooms remains in effect.

               As for the reference to window repairs, linoleum, gardening, 
          extermination, and maintenance, the Commissioner agrees that since 
          the tenant did not mention these items in the objection, they 
          should be deleted from the Administrator's order. 

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







               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          granted in part and the Administrator's order be, and the same 






          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BF - 110272 RO

          hereby is, modified, as provided hereinabove.  The order of the 
          District Rent Administrator is hereby affirmed in all other 
          respects. 

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    







    

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