Docket No. BC710131RT

                                    STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO. BC710131RT 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
          ALFRED BADE,                            ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO. 047215


              On March 4, 1987, the above-named tenant filed a petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued on January 30, 1987 by a 
          Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          Apartment AA2, 210 Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook, New York.

              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 petition for administrative review.

              This proceeding was commenced by the filing of the tenant's 
          objection to the 1984 registration alleging, among other things, 
          that gas and electricity are included in the rent, but were omitted 
          from the registration.

              The owner's answer, dated October 30, 1986, pointed out that 
          cooking fuel is included in the rent, but the tenant is responsible 
          for paying for electricity.

              On December 9, 1986 the Administrator mailed to the subject 
          tenant a copy of the owner's answer, and a notice informing the 
          tenant that failure to respond to the owner's answer within twenty 
          days of the above-mentioned date may result in the issuance of a 
          determination based on the evidence contained in the record.

              The subject tenant did not respond to the owner's answer.

              In the order under review herein, the Administrator determined, 
          among other things, that cooking fuel is included in the rent, and 

          Docket No. BC710131RT

          that it is the tenant's responsibility to pay for his own 

              The tenant's petition asserts that he has never had a gas meter 
          in his apartment, and that as there is no way "of metering the gas" 
          in the subject apartment the tenant asserts that the 
          Administrator's order should be revoked.

              After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion 
          that this petition should be denied.

              The Commissioner finds that the tenant's petition does not 
          raise any issues to be decided by the Commissioner, but merely 
          asserts that there is to way to meter the amount of gas used by the 
          tenant.  The Commissioner further finds that this assertion is 
          irrelevant to this proceeding as the Administrator's order has 
          determined that it is the owner's responsibility to pay for gas.

              Furthermore, the Commissioner finds that the Administrator's 
          order appears proper on its face.  Accordingly, the Commissioner is 
          of the opinion that the Administrator's order should be affirmed.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Emergency 
          Tenant Protection Act of 1974 and the State Tenant Protection 
          Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that the tenant's petition be, and the same hereby is, 
          denied, and that the order of the Rent Administrator be, and the 
          same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta 
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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