DOCKET NUMBER: BA 110412-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. BA 110412-RO
                                         :  
                                            DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                            DOCKET NO. Q 3118803-R
     GROSVENOR ASSOCIATES    PETITIONER  : 
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       ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING THE PROCEEDING TO THE RENT ADMINISTRATOR

     On  December  31,  1986  the  above-named  owner  filed  a  petition   for
     administrative review of an order issued on  December  16,  1986,  by  the
     District Rent Administrator, 10  Columbus  Circle,  New  York,  New  York,
     concerning housing accommodations known as 105-55  62nd  Drive,  Apartment
     3B, Forest Hills, New York, wherein the Administrator determined  that  an
     overcharge had occurred.
                                                   
     The Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the  record  and  has
     carefully considered that portion of the record  relevant  to  the  issues
     raised by the petition for review.

     This proceeding was commenced on February 20, 1984 upon the  filing  of  a
     complaint of rent overcharge by the tenant (Galina Benderski).  The tenant 
     stated that she  had  never  been  presented  with  a  lease  history  and
     requested a complete rent review.  The tenant had been an occupant of  the
     subject apartment since March 1, 1973,  and  provided  a  complete  rental
     history since that date.

     On July 26, 1986, the Division of Housing  and  Community  Renewal  (DHCR)
     received the owner's answer.  Included were complete copies of all  leases
     from March 1, 1979 and other documents showing a rental history  to  March
     1, 1986.  The owner alleged that no rent overcharges had occurred.

     In the order issued on December 16, 1986, the Administrator established  a
     lawful regulated  rent  of  $350.77  and  directed  the  owner  to  refund
     $2,423.44 in overcharges including interest from April 1, 1984.

     The  petition  for   administrative   review   seeks   reversal   of   the
     Administrator's  order.   The  owner  repeats  the  contention   that   no
     overcharges occurred.  The owner further notes that no  calculation  chart
     was included in the Administrator's order.

     After careful consideration the Commissioner is of the opinion  that  this
     proceeding should be remanded  to  the  District  Rent  Administrator  for
     further processing. 

     A review of the record indicates that the Administrator failed to  include
     a calculation chart in his order or to otherwise adequately explain the 


     basis for the determination.  These  omissions  effectively  deprived  the
     owner of his ability to make a reasoned challenge of  the  Administrator's






          DOCKET NUMBER: BA 110412-RO
     order in this petition for review.   Therefore  this  proceeding  must  be
     reprocessed.

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

     ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, remanded to  the
     Rent Administrator for further processing in accordance  with  this  order
     and opinion.

     FURTHERED ORDERED, that the automatic stay of so much of the District Rent 
     Administrator's order as directed a refund be, and  the  same  hereby  is,
     continued until a new order is issued upon remand.

     NOTE: The determination in the District Rent Administrator's order  as  to
     the rent effective January 1, 1987 and thereafter was not  stayed  by  the
     filing of the instant petition for administrative review, and  remains  in
     full force and effect  until a new order is issued upon remand.

     ISSUED:







                                                                              
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