Docket Number: ARL-10835-U

                                 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.: ARL 10835-U
                                         :  
          TITAN WEST ASSOCIATES,            DRO DOCKET NO.: U-3124435-T

                           PETITIONER    : 
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              ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING TO ADMINISTRATOR

     On  June  4,  1986,  the  above-referenced  owner  filed  a  Petition  for
     Administrative Review of an order issued  on  May  1,  1986  by  the  Rent
     Administrator, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York, pertaining  to  the
     housing accommodations known as Apartment 5-C at 500  West  111th  Street,
     New York, New York, in which the Administrator had  granted  the  tenant's
     Fair Market Rent Adjustment Application.  

     This  proceeding  was  commenced  when  the  tenant   filed   the   latter
     application, on March 31, 1984, listing "111 St. Associates," of Amsterdam 
     Avenue in New York, as the owner.  In adjusting  the  initial  rental  the
     aforementioned order stated that a copy of the  tenant's  application  had
     been served on the owner along with forms for providing free-market  rents
     or rental-history data, but that the owner had  not  provided  same.   The
     instant petition has been filed by a new owner.

     The petitioner provides rent-comparability data, stating inter  alia  that
     it purchased the building on or about April 1,  1985,  was  not  given  an
     earlier opportunity to provide such data, and was unaware that the  former
     managing agent had never filed an answer to the tenant's application.

     Having  carefully  considered   the   pertinent   evidence   herein,   the
     Commissioner is of the opinion that this proceeding should be remanded  to
     the Administrator.

     Records of  the  above-referenced  Division  reveal  that  the  petitioner
     registered therewith as owner of the subject premises, on April  1,  1985.
     The file herein, however,  indicates  that  the  tenant's  application  in
     August of that year, and a Summary Notice in March of the next year,  were
     sent to the previous owner only.  In sum, the current owner was not  given
     an opportunity to participate in the proceeding before the  Administrator,
     despite having registered as owner  of  the  premises  before  processing,
     involving notice to the  parties,  was  completed  and  the  Administrator
     issued the order in question.  Due process  of  law  accordingly  requires
     that this matter be remanded to the Administrator, so that a copy  of  the
     tenant's application may be served upon the  petitioner,  and  the  latter
     afforded an opportunity to submit the desired data.  On remand the 
     Administrator will also be able  to  allocate,  between  the  current  and
     previous owners,  any  excess  rent  collected  during  the  complainant's
     tenancy.

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






          Docket Number: ARL-10835-U

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  granted  to  the
     extent of remanding this proceeding to  the  Administrator  for  treatment
     consistent with the foregoing.  The previously issued stay of so  much  of
     the Administrator's order as directed a refund is hereby continued until a 
     new order is issued upon remand.   The  order  and  determination  of  the
     Administrator remains in full force and effect in all other respects until 
     a new order is issued on remand.

     ISSUED:




                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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