ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BG - 410167 - 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 - 410167 - RO   
                                              :
                                                 DRO DOCKET NO.           
                                                 045756                      
             JOSEPH R. BILODEAUX
                                             
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On July 7, 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 32 West 
          72nd Street, New York, N.Y., Apartment 4-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 building and whether the 
          registration statement was properly amended to reflect those 
          services. 

               The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, 
          amended the registration to include air-conditioner, venetian 
          blinds and furniture services cited by the tenant in her objection 
          to the registration based on the evidence in the record and the 
          owner's failure to respond to the tenant's allegations.  

               On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted that the subject 
          apartment was not rented to the tenant with air-conditioners, 
          venetian blinds or furniture and that the tenant admits this fact 
          in a signed notarized statement, dated July 1, 1987.  The aforesaid 
          tenant statement also requested that the tenant's objection to the 
          registration be discontinued. 

               The tenant did not answer the petition.















          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BG - 410167 - RO

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

               The tenant, on August 28, 1984, commenced the original 
          proceeding by filing with the Division a tenant's objection form to 
          the services registration statement filed by the owner, alleging 
          the owner's failure to include air-conditioner, venetian blinds and 
          furniture as services provided with the apartment. 

               A copy of the tenant's objection was sent to the owner on June 
          17, 1987.  The owner filed an answer thereto, on June 22, 1987, 
          asserting without documentation that the tenant no longer wanted to 
          pursue the objection and that the tenant had accepted the 1984 
          apartment registration.  The owner did not state whether the 
          services in question were provided.

               However, an examination of the tenant's statement of July 1, 
          1987 reveals that it adequately expresses consent by the tenant 
          that the apartment was not rented to her with an air conditioner, 
          venetian blinds, or furniture.

               Based on the tenant's signed statement submitted by the owner 
          and the tenant's failure to refute it, the Commissioner finds that 
          the apartment registration statement should not be amended to 
          reflect air-conditioner, venetian-blinds and furniture as services 
          provided by the owner.

               Upon the facts found herein, the Commissioner further finds 
          that the District Rent Administrator's order, dated June 29, 1987, 
          should be revoked and the aforesaid three services removed from the 
          apartment registration statement.

               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, and the Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is,
          revoked.

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner



                                                    

    

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