BH630115RO

                                  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

                                                  SJR 5775 COURT REMIT
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          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE     ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: BH630115RO
                                                  
          AKAM ASSOCIATES                         RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET 
                                                  NO.: AH630043B
                                  PETITIONER            
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            ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING TO RENT ADMINISTRATOR
                                 AFTER COURT REMIT

               On August 5, 1987 the above named petitioner-owner filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of the Rent 
          Administrator issued July 1, 1987. The order concerned various 
          housing accommodations located at 5445 Netherlands Avenue, Bronx, 
          N.Y.  The Administrator directed restoration of services and 
          ordered a rent reduction for failure to maintain required services.  

               On April 4, 1991 the Commissioner issued an Order and Opinion 
          denying the owner's petition and modifying the Administrator's 
          order to reflect the owner's removal of individual roof antennas as 
          the decreased service warranting a rent reduction.  The owner's 
          request for reconsideration of that order was denied.  The owner 
          then instituted a proceeding in Supreme Court pursuant to Article 
          78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules wherein it asked the court 
          to annul the Commissioner's determination.  On May 20, 1992 the 
          court denied the owner's petition.  The owner appealed the court's 
          decision to the Appellate Division, First Department.  On July 8, 
          1993 the Appellate Division issued a decision wherein the May 20, 
          1992 order of the Supreme Court was reversed.  The owner's petition 
          was granted, the Commissioner's April 4, 1991 order was annulled 
          and the matter was remanded to the agency for further evidentiary 
          hearings.

               The Appellate Division ruled that, since the Commissioner 
          addressed the question of whether a number of tenants had been 
          denied their rights to individual antennas on the roof, it was 
          error for the agency to have considered evidence regarding the 
          individual antenna of only one tenant.  The proceeding was remanded 
          for the agency to consider evidence regarding other building 
          tenants.













          BH630115RO

               Pursuant to the order of the Appellate Division, this 
          proceeding is remanded to the Administrator for further processing.  
          The Administrator must determine for each rent stabilized tenant 
          who signed the complaint and each rent controlled tenant affected 
          by the order if the right to maintain a television antenna on the 
          roof is a base date service and, if so, if that right has been 
          taken away by the owner.  

               THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law and Code and 
          Rent and Eviction Regulations it is 

               ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 
          remanded to the Rent Administrator's for further processing 
          consistent with this order and opinion.  The Administrator's order 
          remains in full force and effect until a new order is issued on 
          remand.

          ISSUED:



                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
                                 
    

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