CF 4100004 RT

                                  STATE OF NEW YORK
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          ------------------------------------X  S.J.R. NO. 5993, 4930
          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. CF 410004 RT
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. 46113
               CHERYL BUSBEE                     

                                PETITIONER    : 

               On June 10, 1988, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on May 
          31, 1988, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall Street, 
          Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          236 East Fifth Street, New York, New York, Apartment No. D4 wherein 
          the Rent Administrator dismissed the tenant's fair market 
          rent appeal as untimely filed.

          On March 1, 1990, the Commissioner issued an Order and 
          Opinion denying the petitioner's administrative appeal.

          Subsequent thereto, the petitioner filed a petition in the 
          Supreme Court pursuant to Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and 
          Rules requesting that the order of the Commissioner be annulled.  
          The Court determined that the proof of service of the initial 
          registration statement (RR-1 form) submitted by the owner was not 
          sufficient and ordered that the proceeding be remitted to the 
          Division for further consideration.

          On July 25, 1991, the Commissioner then issued an Order and 
          Opinion Remanding the Proceeding to the Rent Administrator for 
          further processing including affording the owner an opportunity to 
          submit sufficient proof of service of the RR-1 form in accordance 
          with the court order.

          Subsequent thereto, the petitioner filed a motion for 
          contempt to the effect that the fair market rent appeal should be 
          decided on the merits and that the owner should not be given an 
          opportunity to submit proof of service of the RR-1 form.

          On March 25, 1992, Justice Schoenfeld issued an order 
          directing the Division to have the tenant's fair market rent 
          appeal considered timely filed and to determine such appeal on the 
          merits forthwith.

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

          CF 4100004 RT

          ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 
          remanded to the Rent Administrator to decide the tenant's fair 
          market rent appeal on the merits.  The fair market rent appeal is 
          to be considered as timely filed and the owner should therefore 
          not be directed to submit proof of service of the RR-1 form.  


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner



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