Docket No. AI210064RT
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO. AI210064RT  

                                                  DISTRICT RENT             
          Liduvina Fernandez,                     ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO. KC000030F 


              On September 26, 1986, the above-named tenant filed a petition 
          for administrative review of an order issued on August 25, 1986 by 
          a Rent Administrator concerning the housing accommodation known as 
          Apartment 4L, 640 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York.

              The subject tenant's petition asserts, among other things, that 
          the subject apartment contains five rooms for the purpose of 
          calculating fuel cost adjustments; that the landlord incorrectly 
          listed the subject apartment as containing six rooms in the fuel 
          cost adjustment eligibility report; that the subject landlord 
          incorrectly listed the subject apartment's maximum rent in his fuel 
          cost adjustment eligibility report; that the landlord has failed to 
          indicate his gas vendor and to indicate whether the premises have 
          an "Interruptible Gas Heating System," and that the subject 
          landlord incorrectly lists the fuel cost adjustments in his report.

              The Commissioner notes that the Administrator issued a 
          subsequent order on January 26, 1989 under Docket No. AF220025F 
          which determined that for purposes of calculating fuel cost 
          adjustments the subject apartment contains five rooms.  The above- 
          mentioned order stated that:  "Any excess increase paid by the 
          tenant as a result of the owner's Fuel Cost Adjustment Report shall 
          be refunded to the tenant or credited to the tenant in full 
          commencing with the rental payment immediately following the 
          issuance of this order.

              The Commissioner is of the opinion that the relevant issues 
          raised in the tenant's petition have been resolved in the 
          subsequent order of the Rent Administrator issued under Docket No. 

          Docket No. AI210064RT


              Accordingly, the Commissioner is of the opinion that the 
          instant proceeding should be terminated as moot.

              The Commissioner points out that in the subject landlord's fuel 
          cost eligibility report he noted that his gas vendor is Brooklyn 
          Union Gas, and that the subject premises does not have an 
          "Interruptible Gas."

              The Commissioner notes that if the subject landlord is 
          collecting an excessive fuel cost adjustment or maximum rent, the 
          tenant's remedy is to file an update request with the rent agency 
          for a determination of the tenant's rent, or the tenant may seek 
          relief in a court of competent jurisdiction.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the City Rent and Rehabilitation 
          Law and the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

              ORDERED, that this proceeding be, and the same hereby is, 


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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