ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BI - 110265 - 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.               
                                                 BI - 110265 - RO   
                                              :
                                                 RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S    
                                                 DOCKET NO. 051001        
                TEG MANAGEMENT CORP.         
                                                  

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On September 24, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed 
          an Administrative Appeal against an order issued on August 31, 
          1987, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 140-30 Ash 
          Avenue, Flushing, N.Y., Apartment 4-L.

               The issue herein is whether the District Rent Administrator 
          properly determined the tenant's objection to the 1984 apartment 
          rent/services registration.

               On October 11, 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.

               The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, 
          determined inter alia, that the owner,in not filing an answer to 
          the tenant's objection, had defaulted and the factual allegations 
          of the tenant's objection are therefore deemed admitted.  It was 
          further determined that the owner provides the services cited in 
          the tenant's objection and the registration was amended to reflect 
          this fact. 

               On appeal, the petitioner-owner asserted that laundry service 
          is not a required service and that it is provided by a 
          concessionaire; that doorman service was discontinued in the mid 
          1950's; that lobby furniture service was discontinued 25 years ago 
          and that it provides limited landscaping services even though this 
          service is not a required apartment service. 












          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. BI - 110265 - RO



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

               Pursuant to Section 2529.6 of the Rent Stabilization Code, the 
          scope of review in administrative appeals is limited to a review of 
          the facts or evidence that were before the Rent Administrator, 
          unless the petitioner establishes that certain facts or evidence 
          could not reasonably have been offered or included in the 
          proceeding prior to the issuance of the order being appealed. 

               In the instant case, the record reveals that the owner was 
          served on June 18, 1987 with a copy of the tenant's objection and 
          offered an opportunity to respond within twenty calendar days.  No 
          response was received and an order, based on the owner's default, 
          was issued on August 31, 1987.

               The Commissioner notes that the owner, on appeal, did not 
          offer any explanation for its failure to respond below.

               Accordingly, the substantive objections raised in the 
          petition, are beyond the scope of review of this administrative 
          appeal and may not be considered.

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

          ISSUED:


                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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