Docket No. EF 810211-RT
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: EF 810211-RT

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          Thomas E. Davis                         NO.: YCG 810313-S
                                                  Premises: 57 Belmont Ave.,
                                                            Apt. 2E, Yonkers
                                                            New York


              The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations described above.

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

              The tenant commenced this proceeding by filing a complaint 
          asserting that the owner had failed to maintain certain services in 
          the subject premises.  Specifically, the tenant alleged that he had 
          paid the former owner $10 a month for parking privileges in the 
          backyard driveway; that upon assuming ownership of the premises 7 
          years previous to the tenant's filing of the complaint the new 
          owner had promptly rescinded the parking privileges granted by the 
          previous owner but did not reduce the tenant's rent by $10 a month.

              In its answer, the owner contended that tenant had not enclosed 
          any proof of his contention to the $10 a month.  Owner included 
          with its answer a letter from the former owner stating that the 
          tenant had received parking privileges during its ownership of the 
          premises (1969-1981), and that "I never charged or received any 
          money from the tenant for parking privileges."

              The Administrator issued an order which found that the tenant 
          had "failed to substantiate his claim that a parking space as a 
          service is included in the rent."

              In his petition, the tenant contends that he didn't claim that 

          Docket No. EF 810211-RT

          the parking privilege was a service that was included in the rent, 
          but that "I paid $10 per month above and beyond the rent for a 
          parking space," and therefore is entitled to a $10 per month rent 
          reduction, due to the denial of the parking space.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be 

              In its order under appeal herein the Administrator hold that 
          "... the tenant has failed to substantiate his claim that a parking 
          space as a service is included in the rent."  On appeal, the tenant 
          concedes that he is not trying to prove that parking was a service 
          included in the rent.  The Commissioner thus feels that the tenant 
          has not presented an objection to the Administrator's order.

              As the tenant's complaint below apparently did not center on 
          the denial of parking privileges, by the owner, but rather on the 
          continued $10 per month charge demanded of the tenant, this order 
          is issued without prejudice to the tenant's filing a complaint of 
          rent overcharge, if the facts so warrant                           
              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Tenant 
          Protection Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and, that the order of the Rent 
          Administrator be and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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