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. AJ 110113 RT
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. 7MI 01460Q
               PAT IACOBAZZO                     

                                PETITIONER    : 
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


               On October 10, 1986, the above-named petitioner-tenant  filed
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an  order  issued  on
          September 22, 1986, by the Director, MBR Unit, 91 Lawrence Street, 
          Brooklyn, New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 
          34-16 41st Street, Queens, New York, Apt. 4E. 

               The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of 9 NYCRR 2202.13

               The  issue  herein  is  whether  the  Director's  order   was
          warranted.

               The Commissioner has reviewed all  of  the  evidence  in  the
          record and has carefully considered that  portion  of  the  record
          relevant to the issue raised by the administrative appeal.  

               The  Director's  order,  appealed  herein,  found  that   the
          landlord was entitled to 1986-87 maximum base rent  increases  for
          the rent controlled apartments in the subject  premises  effective
          January 1, 1986.  In a Notice of Increase in 1986-87 Maximum  Base
          REnt (N-26 Notice) sent to the tenant herein, the landlord  listed
          the total fuel cost adjustment as $18.08.

               In this petition, the tenant alleges in  substance  that  the
          fuel cost adjustment is too high in that the  1985-86  winter  was
          very mild.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should
          be denied.

               The 1986-87 Maximum base rent order has  no  bearing  on  the
          setting of the fuel cost  adjustment  of  the  subject  apartment.
          Since the tenant was questioning  the  amount  of  the  fuel  cost
          adjustment, his proper remedy was  to  file  a  challenge  to  the
          Landlord's Report of Fuel Cost Adjustment which  he  did  not  do.
          However to clarify the matter for  the  tenant,  the  Commissioner
          deems it appropriate  to  point  out  that  the  total  fuel  cost
          adjustment listed on the 1986 N-26 Notice is cumulative from  1980
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          and the fact that the 1985-86 winter might  have  been  very  mild
          would not affect the fuel cost adjustment from 1980 to  1985.   It
          is noted that the 1986 fuel cost adjustment taken  by  itself  was
          only $.07 per room per month.  Accordingly, the Tenant's  petition
          must be denied.

               THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent  and
          Eviction Regulations for New York City, it is

               ORDERED, that this petition for administrative review be, and 
          the same hereby is, denied, and, that the order of  the  Director,
          MBR Unit, be, and the same hereby is, affirmed. 

          ISSUED



                                                                        
                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner




                                                    
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                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM










          ARB Docket No.: AJ 110113 RT

          DRO Docket No: 7 MI 01460Q

          Tenant(s): Pat Iacobazzo

          Owner: Larje Associates

          Code Section: 2202.13 of Rent and Eviction Regulations

          Premises: 34-16 41st Street, Queens, New York, Apt. 4E

          Order         and         Opinion         Denying         Petition
                           
               Petition denied on basis tenant's appeal that amount of  fuel
          cost adjustment was too high had nothing  to  do  with  MBR  order
          appealed.









          APPROVED:



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          Supervising Attorney:                                            

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