CA 130149-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
        APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.:   
                                                CA 130149-RO                
                 JOHN D. BELANICH               
            CERBE BUILDING CORPORATION,         RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S      
                                 DOCKET NO.: 
                                PETITIONER      BE 110080-B
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            ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                           

           On January 11, 1988, the above-named petitioner-owner filed an 
           Administrative Appeal against an order issued on December 11, 1987, 
           by the District Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, 
           Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
           43-32 194th Street, Flushing, New York, Apt. 32-U.

           The issue herein is whether the District Rent Administrator 
           properly reduced the rent of the subject apartment.

           The District Rent Administrator's order, appealed herein, reduced 
           the rent of the subject apartment to the level in effect prior to 
           the last guideline increase based upon the owner's failure to 
           provide storage space for the tenant.

           On appeal, the petitioner-owner claimed that storage space is not 
           a base-date service required to be provided to the tenant.

           After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record the 
           Commissioner is of the opinion that the administrative appeal 
           should be remanded to the District Rent Office for further 
           processing.

           On May 7, 1987, the tenant filed a Statement of Complaint alleging, 
           inter alia, that the owner was not providing storage room services.

           Inspections held on September 9, 1987 and October 13, 1987 
           supported the tenant's claim that there was no storage area.















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           However, on appeal the owner submitted a copy of the Building 
           Services Registration, dated July 31, 1984, which did not indicate 
           that storage space is a service included in rent.

           The owner also submitted a copy of the lease for the subject 
           apartment, commencing May 1, 1970, which did not show storage space 
           as a service required to be provided by the owner.

           Accordingly, the Commissioner finds that the instant proceeding 
           should be remanded to the District Rent Office to determine whether 
           storage space is a required service which was omitted from the 
           registration statement.


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

           ORDERED, that the owner's petition be, and the same hereby is,    
           granted to the extent of remanding this proceeding to the District 
           Rent Administrator for further consideration in accordance with 
           this Order and Opinion.


           ISSUED:




                                                                            
                                                 JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                 Acting Deputy Commissioner












               NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL



           INTER-OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE


           TO   :    District Rent Office/Processing Unit     

           FROM :    Attorney Jack Velcoff  
                     S.C.O.R.E. - PAR Unit        

           DATE :    June 8, 1992

           RE.  :    Administrative Appeal Docket No.:  CA 130149-RO          
                     D.R.O. Docket No.:  BE 110080-B    
                     Subject Premises:   43-32 194th St., Flushing, NY,
                                         Apt. 32-U



                     This proceeding was remanded:


           [ ]  1.   Because District Office file was not received by us in 
                     time to decide the matter within statutory or court im- 
                     posed deadlines. The original order should be affirmed, 
                     revoked, modified or corrected after consideration of 
                     claims made and/or new evidence submitted or offered on 
                     appeal. (See the "D.R.O. Copy" of our final order and all 
                     attachments, that accompanies this memo.)


           [ ]  2.   For a hearing to be held, by the Hearing Bureau.  Your 
                     file has been transferred to the Hearing Bureau and this 
                     memo and "D.R.O. Copy" of our order is sent to you for 
                     your information and records.


           [X]  3.   For the reasons specified below:

                          Evidence submitted by owner on 
                          appeal indicates that storage space 
                          may not be a base-date required 
                          service.  Remand to determine 
                          whether this is a base-date service.






    

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