BI 110266-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 REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.:   
                                                  BI 110266-RO             
              TEG MANAGEMENT CORPORATION,         
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER     042412            
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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, Jamaica, New York, 
          concerning the housing accommodations known as 140-50 Ash Avenue, 
          Flushing, New York, Apartment 1-B.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator properly 
          determined the tenant's objection to the 1984 Apartment Rent/Ser- 
          vices Registration.

          On September 11, 1984, the tenant commenced the original proceeding 
          by filing with the Division a tenant's objection form to the ser- 
          vices registration statement filed by the owner.  The tenant 
          alleged that the owner did not include therein a number of apart- 
          ment and building services.

          The 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 inter alia, 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 maintenance and wiring services at all times.















          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 May 22, 1987 and June 23, 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 Stabili- 
          zation 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









              NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL










          INTER-OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE


          TO   :    Renee Siboni                             
                    Rent Administrator/Tenant Services

          FROM :    Alice Ryen          
                    Director Administrative Review
                    Services Bureau

          DATE :    October 6, 1992

          RE.  :    Administrative Appeal Docket No.:  BI 110266-RO
                    D.R.O. Docket No.:  042412       
                    Subject Premises:   140-50 Ash Ave., Apt 1-B, 
                                        Flushing, N.Y.  




                      This proceeding is being remanded for the following 
                      reasons:

                                          Rent Administrator never considered owner's answer 
                           to the tenant's objection to the apartment regis- 
                           tration.  Evidence showed that the answer was 
                           mailed to the Rent Administrator and received by 
                           the Rent Administrator within the requisite time- 
                           period. 






    

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