ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: ED 110304 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.:               
                                                 ED 110304 RO 
                                              :
                                                 D.R.O. DOCKET NO.:         
                                                 DF 110242 OR
                                                                          
               MARGIE LICCHIELLO                              
               C/O JRD MANAGEMENT                                   

                              PETITIONER      : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On April 10, 1990, the above-named petitioner-owner filed  a
          petition for administrative review of an order issued on March 6, 
          1990 concerning the housing accommodations known as Apartment 4C, 
          155-01  90th  Avenue,  Queens,  New  York,   wherein   the   Rent
          Administrator denied the owner's rent restoration application.

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

               The record reveals that the owner filed a  rent  restoration
          application on June 7, 1989 alleging that all services  had  been
          restored for which a rent reduction had been ordered on June  11,
          1986 under Docket Number AA-130717-S.  That  rent  reduction  had
          been for missing storm windows ($13.50), missing screens  ($9.00)
          and air seepage ($18.00).

               In answer to the application, the tenant stated that the new 
          thermal windows were not installed properly, resulting in air and 
          water seepage.

               The subject apartment was physically inspected  on  February
          12, 1990 by a DHCR employee who reported that nine sets of  storm
          windows were missing. 



               Based  on  this  inspection   report,   the   owner's   rent
          restoration application was denied.

               In  the  petition  for  administrative  review,  the   owner
          asserts, in pertinent part, that it is not  possible  to  install
          storm windows once new windows are  in.   The  owner  also  cites
          other proceedings  based  on  similar  complaints  but  involving
          tenants in another building wherein DHCR determined that  screens






          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: ED 110304 RO
          are not a base date service.

               In answer to the petition, the tenant  states,  in  relevant
          part, that the charge for screens and storm windows was added  to
          the rent before the tenants herein took occupancy and  that  only
          tenants who wanted screens and storm windows got them and had  to
          pay an increase so that any determination regarding  the  owner's
          obligation  to  provide  this  service  to   other   tenants   is
          irrelevant.

               After careful consideration of the evidence of  record,  the
          Commissioner is of  the  opinion  that  the  petition  should  be
          denied.

               The  Commissioner  notes  that  the  owner's  petition   for
          administrative review (ARL 11919 Q) of the rent  reduction  order
          was granted in part, deleting  the  rent  reduction  for  missing
          storm windows and air seepage.  That order did find that  screens
          are a service that the owner is required to continue to  provide,
          and until the screens are restored the rent  reduction  of  $9.00
          per month for this item remains in effect. 

               THEREFORE,  in  accordance  with  the  Rent   and   Eviction
          Regulations for New York City, 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
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner




                                                    

    

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