ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BG - 210332 - 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.               
                                                 BG - 210332 - RO 
                                              :
                                                 D.R.O. DOCKET NO.        
                                                 036684                   
              BEE GEE MANAGEMENT CO.         
                                                  

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

               On July 16, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed an 
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on June 29, 1987, by 
          the District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 1829 Caton 
          Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment 3-J.

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

               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.  

               On November 10, 1984, the tenant commenced the original 
          proceeding by filing with the Division a tenant's objection form to 
          the services registration statement filed by the owner.  The tenant 
          alleged that the owner did not include therein a number of 
          apartment and building services.  Specifically, the tenant stated 
          that the owner omitted air conditioner repair, no storm windows, no 
          blinds/shades, rails for windows, smoke detector, and security 
          interest from apartment services and lobby furniture and doorman 
          from building services.  


















          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BG - 210332 - RO

               In an answer to the objection filed on January 23, 1987, the 
          owner stated that it provides window guards, smoke detector, lobby 
          furniture, and one doorman but not blinds, shades, or an air 
          conditioner.  The owner added that new windows are being installed 
          for the entire building.   

               In a subsequent submission, dated March 19, 1987, the owner 
          repeated the identical list of services provided but added air 
          conditioner as well.

               The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, 
          amended the registration to include air-conditioner, doorman and 
          furniture in the subject apartment.  It also noted that smoke 
          detectors and window guards are required by law and that they do 
          not have to be registered.  The order was based upon owner's reply 
          below stating that he provides all services cited by tenant except 
          blinds and shades and the parties' failure to refute each other's 
          allegations.

               On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted that it does not 
          provide air conditioner, storm windows and blinds and shades.

               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.

               Section 2528.2 of the Rent Stabilization Code requires an 
          owner to include in the initial registration statement "all 
          services provided for in the last lease or rental agreement, 
          provided or required to be provided on the applicable base date, or 
          thereafter."

               A review of the evidence of record and a reasonable 
          interpretation of that evidence reveals that the tenant was 
          alleging in the objection that her air conditioner required repair 
          and that the owner was not providing blinds/shades or storm 
          windows.  The owner admitted that it provides an air conditioner 
          and the Administrator properly determined that the registration 
          should be amended to include this item.  If the air conditioner 
          requires repair, the tenant is advised to file a complaint with the 
          Division if the owner refuses to make the necessary repairs.  

               The owner and tenant are in agreement that blinds/shades and 
          storm windows are not provided and the Administrator's order, 
          appealed herein, correctly determined that blinds/shades need not 
          be registered.  The order, however, improperly implies that storms 
          windows are provided and a modification is required to delete this 
          item. 


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






          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BG - 210332 - RO


               ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          granted in part, and the Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, modified in accordance with this order and opinion.

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    







    

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