Docket Number: BE 110016 RT
                                  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. BE 110016-RT  
                                              :  
               ARKADY ARONOV,                    DISTRICT RENT ORDER          
                                                 DOCKET NO. 38511
                                PETITIONER    : 
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               ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

          On May 5, 1987, the above named petitioner-tenant filed a Petition 
          for Administrative Review against an order issued on April 8, 1987 
          by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall  Street,  Jamaica,  NY
          concerning  housing  accommodations  known  as  68-61  Yellowstone
          Blvd., Forest Hills, NY, Apartment 610.

          The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence  in  the  record
          and has carefully considered that portion of the  record  relevant
          to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.

          This proceeding was commenced on October 29, 1984  by  the  tenant
          filing an objection to the registration  statement  filed  by  the
          owner.  The tenant alleged that blinds had been omitted  from  the
          registration.
           
          In answer to the objection, the owner asserted that  blinds/shades
          were not supplied to the tenant by the owner  and  therefore  were
          not an apartment service.

          The tenant was served with  a  copy  of  the  owner's  answer  and
          afforded an opportunity to respond.  The tenant did  not submit  a
          reply.

          In the herein appealed order, the  Rent  Administrator  determined
          that blinds are not a service provided by the owner based  on  the
          evidence in the record and the  tenant's  failure  to  refute  the
          owner's answer.

          In this petition the tenant alleges in substance that blinds  were
          provided in the subject apartment and that the owner has submitted 
          no evidence  to  support  his  contention  that  blinds  were  not
          supplied by the owner.

          In answer to the petition, the  owner  asserts  that  blinds  were
          never a service provided for the subject apartment and were  never
          maintained or repaired by the owner.







          Docket Number: BE 110016 RT

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that this  petition  should  be
          denied.

          Section 2520.6(r) of the Rent Stabilization Code defines  required
          services as those services provided or required to be provided  to
          the continuously stabilized housing accommodation on May 31, 1968, 
          and all additional services provided or required  to  be  provided
          thereafter.  The base date  for  determining  required  individual
          apartment  services  in  apartments  which  were  either   vacancy
          destabilized or decontrolled between July 1,  1971  and  June  30,
          1974 is May 29, 1974.

          In this case, the  tenant  contends  that  blinds  are  a  service
          provided for the subject apartment and the owner contends that  he
          never provided blinds and is not responsible for them.  Based upon 
          the evidence of record,  the  Commissioner  finds  that  the  Rent
          Administrator properly determined that blinds are  not  a  service
          provided by the owner.

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

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

          ISSUED:




                                                                        
                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
           
    

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