BF 110307-RO;  BF 110378-RO
                                 STATE OF NEW YORK 
                           OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION 
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NOS.:
                                                  BF 110307-RO;  
                                                  BF 110378-RO
                   KRAUS MANAGEMENT,   
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     35595


          On June 16, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed a peti- 
          tion for administrative review against an order issued on May 13, 
          1987, by the Rent Administrator, concerning the housing accommo- 
          dation known as 69-13 136th Street, Apartment B, Queens, New York, 
          wherein the Administrator determined the tenant's objection to the 
          1984 apartment services registration.  A copy of the petition filed 
          under separate cover, was inadvertently assigned a separate PAR 

          The challenged order determined, in pertinent part, that a com- 
          munity room was a service provided by the owner, and directed that 
          the apartment registration be amended to reflect this fact.

          On appeal, the owner admits that a community room is provided but 
          claims that permission to use the room was granted on a temporary 
          basis.  However, the owner's submissions indicate that the com- 
          munity room privileges were granted by a prior owner in 1979.

          The owner alludes to a holdover proceeding commenced in 1983, also 
          noting, however, that the court proceeding was discontinued.  There 
          is also no indication that the court awarded possession to the 
          owner thereafter.

          As to the owner's request that a hearing be held, the Commissioner 
          notes that this is a matter normally for the Administrator's 
          discretion.  The Commissioner concurs that a hearing was not 
          necessary for a determination, as the owner's acknowledgement of 
          the tenant's occupancy of the community room since 1979, with the 
          prior owner's knowledge and consent, established the community room 
          as a service provided by the owner.

          BF 110307-RO;  BF 110378-RO

          There is no validity to the owner's argument that the tenants' 
          objection to the 1984 services registration is not the proper forum 
          to decide whether the community room is a required service.  Such 
          proceedings were promulgated pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law 
          and Code to insure that owners continue to provide services  
          furnished on the base date or thereafter.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabiliza- 
          tion Law and Code, it is 

          ORDERED, that the owner's petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is, 
          affirmed.  The petition per Docket No. BF 110378-RO is hereby 
          terminated as duplicative.


                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy commissioner 


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