Docket Number: BG-110361-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.: BG 110361-RO
                                         :  
        83-10 35th OWNER'S CORPORATION,     DRO DOCKET NO.: 043513,    
                                            EXAMINING UNIT

                          PETITIONER     :  TENANT: MARGARET HERMAN  
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           ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING TO RENT ADMINISTRATOR

     On July 27, 1987, the above named petitioner-owner filed  a  Petition  for
     Administrative Review against an order issued on June  24,  1987,  by  the
     Rent Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York concerning  the
     housing accommodations known as Apartment 5-T, 83-10 35th Avenue,  Jackson
     Heights, New York wherein  the  Rent  Administrator  determined  that  the
     overcharge portion of the tenant's objection  to  registration  should  be
     dismissed but granted  the  service  portion  thereof  to  the  extent  of
     amending the apartment's registration to include certain services.  

     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 administrative appeal.

     The tenant commenced this proceeding on September 11, 1984, by  filing  an
     objection to the prior owner's registration  of  the  subject  apartment's
     rent and services.

     In answer to the objection, the prior owner stated that the  building  had
     been sold to the petitioner in 1985.  The  prior  owner  attached  a  rent
     history chart submitted to the Attorney  General  in  connection  with  an
     Assurance of Discontinuance.

     The Administrator served the petitioner with the tenant's objection.  In a 
     letter  dated  June  10,  1987,  the  petitioner,  through  its  attorney,
     requested a 30-day extension of time  in  which  to  answer  the  tenant's
     objection.  The Administrator did not respond to this request.

     On June 24, 1987 the Administrator issued the order herein  under  review.
     Although only the petitioner is listed as the owner in the Administrator's 
     order, the order states that the owner had responded to the  objection  by
     submitting the above-described rent history but had failed to  respond  to
     the tenant's allegations regarding registered services.  Based thereon the 
     Administrator dismissed the overcharge objection and  deemed  the  service
     allegations to be admitted.







          Docket Number: BG-110361-RO
     In this petition, the owner contends that the Rent  Administrator's  order
     is incorrect and should be  modified  because  it  was  issued  while  the
     owner's request for an extension was still pending, i.e., about two  weeks
     after the request for a 30 day extension had been made.

     Substantively, the owner denies that it  provides  four  of  the  services
     which the Administrator deemed admitted.

     The tenant did not answer this petition, although given the opportunity to 
     do so.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be granted to 
     the extent of remanding this proceeding to the Administrator.

     On remand, the owner should be allowed to offer proof  that  none  of  the
     following building-wide services are provided:   Master  TV  Antenna,  one
     full-time  superintendent,  two  full-time  painters  and  one   full-time
     handyman.  In all other respects the Administrator's  order  will  not  be
     reconsidered on remand, including the  Administrator's  finding  regarding
     the number of rooms, which was not challenged by the petition.

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

     ORDERED, that this petition be and the  same  hereby  is  granted  to  the
     extent of remanding this proceeding to the Rent Administrator for  further
     processing in accordance with this order and opinion.  

     ISSUED:



                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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