BH210196RO
                                  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.:
                                                       BH210196RO
                  FISHER ASSOCIATES,       
                                                       RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                       DOCKET NO.:
                                   PETITIONER          BA210072S  
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            ORDER AND OPINION TERMINATING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On August 12, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed an 
          Administrative Appeal against an order issued on August 6, 1987, by 
          the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, New York, 
          concerning the housing accommodation known as 1090 Flatbush Avenue, 
          Brooklyn, New York, Apartment 3-L.

          A review of the record indicates that on August 6, 1987, the Rent 
          Administrator directed the owner to correct all service defi- 
          ciencies and to restore all services.  The Rent Administrator did 
          not order a rent reduction because the tenant did not request a 
          rent reduction in the complaint.

          Subsequent thereto, the owner initiated an owner exemption deter- 
          mination with the DHCR, under Docket No. DG210003UC.  On September 
          28, 1990, the Rent Administrator denied the owner's application as 
          follows:

               "Determines that, based upon information on file, 
               including two (2) inspections conducted by this Agency on 
               9/20/87 and 8/8/90, and pursuant to the order issued 
               under Docket #BL210003-UC on 6/27/88, the subject prem- 
               ises is exempt from the Rent Stabilization Code. Pursuant 
               to Section 2520.11(d) of the Rent Stabilization Code, the 
               Courts have found that buildings containing only one (1) 
               common facility (such as  boiler) do not constitute a 
               horizontal multiple dwelling."














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          Thereafter, the tenant applied to the Rent Administrator for 
          reconsideration of the record in the proceeding under Docket No. 
          DG210003UC and on June 15, 1994, the Rent Administrator under 
          Docket No. GL210015RP, found that the order previously issued on 
          September 28, 1990, should be affirmed.

          Both below and on appeal in the instant proceeding (Docket No. 
          BH210196RO), the owner alleged, in pertinent part, that the subject
          premises is exempt from DHCR regulation because the subject 
          building is a four-family dwelling.

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

          The record clearly shows that the Division of Housing and Community 
          Renewal (DHCR) proceeding under Docket No. DG210003UC determined 
          that the subject premises is exempt from the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Code and the DHCR proceeding, under Docket No. 
          GL210015RP affirmed the earlier order.
            
          Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the instant administrative 
          appeal should be terminated because the premises are not subject to 
          regulation.


          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent Stabiliza- 
          tion Law and Code,it is 

          ORDERED, that this administrative appeal be, and the same hereby 
          is, terminated and the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked.


          ISSUED:




                                                                                                                         
                                                       JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                       Deputy Commissioner


    

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