FK 410423 RT
                                  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



          ----------------------------------X  S.J.R. 6299
          IN THE MATTER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW   
          APPEAL OF                            DOCKET NO.:  FK 410423 RT

                      JOHN A. ELLEDGE,
                                               DRO DOCKET NO.: DC 410084 R

                                  PETITIONER   OWNER:  RACHEL TRASOFF
          ----------------------------------X                                   


                  ORDER AND OPINION REMANDING PROCEEDING ON APPEAL


          On November 18, 1991, the above-named petitioner-tenant filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on 
          October 16, 1991 by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall 
          Street, Jamaica, New York concerning the housing accommodation 
          known as 8 West 87th Street, Apartment A, New York, New York, 
          wherein the Rent Administrator terminated the tenant's overcharge 
          proceeding.

          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 "deemed denial" of his administrative appeal be 
          annulled.

          The proceeding was then remitted to the Division for an expeditious 
          determination of the petitioner's appeal.

          In the order appealed from the Administrator determined that the 
          subject apartment is subject to the Rent Stabilization Law and that 
          the owner had effectuated proper registration, and that no rent 
          overcharge had occurred.  No finding was made as to the control 
          status of the subject apartment.

          In the petition, the tenant asserts that he was never served with 
          the apartment registration.  Had he been so served, the tenant 
          contends he would have objected both to the rent amount and to the 
          stabilized status enunciated by the owner.  The tenant asserts that 
          since he has resided in the subject apartment since 1967, he is a 
          rent controlled tenant and not subject to rents established 
          pursuant to the Rent Stabilization Law.
          This proceeding was initiated by the tenant filing a rent 
          overcharge complaint in which he stated tht he had resided in the 












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          subject apartment since 1967 and believed that the subject 
          apartment was rent controlled.  In response the owner stated in 
          substance that the tenant may have lived in the apartment in the 
          1960's but vacated and did not move back until the mid 1970's.  The 
          owner submitted pages of relevant telephone books in support of its 
          contention.  The tenant submitted an affidavit and statement from 
          witnesses in support of his contention that he was in continuous 
          occupancy of the subject apartment from 1967.

          This appeal has been considered in conformity with the applicable 
          provisions of the Rent Stabilization Law and Code, but, in the 
          opinion of the Commissioner, the record is not adequate to form the 
          basis for a proper determination of the issues in this proceeding, 
          specifically, the record is insufficient to establish whether the 
          subject apartment is rent controlled.

          The proceeding must therefore be remanded to the Rent Administrator 
          for further consideration of this issue including the holding of a 
          hearing, if necessary.

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

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby is, granted to 
          the extent of remanding this processing to the Rent Administrator 
          for further proceeding in accordance with this order and opinion.



          ISSUED:

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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Acting Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                             
    

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