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.: BA 220084-RT
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: ZKC 003336-FR84
       LARRY LAKMANOWITZ
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On January 30, 1987, the above named  petitioner-tenant  filed  an  appeal
     against an order issued by the District Rent Administrator, concerning the 
     housing accommodations located 1525 West 11th Street, Brooklyn, New  York,
     Apartment A-3, wherein the District Rent Administrator suspended all  fuel
     cost adjustments for the 1984 calendar year.

     The order was based on a finding that the owner of  the  subject  building
     had previously obtained allowable fuel  cost  adjustments  and  failed  to
     timely serve and file the required report of fuel cost decrease by  reason
     of a decrease in the price of fuel during the calendar year 1983.

     In the petition the tenant asserts that the landlord failed  to  file  the
     required eligibility order for 1985 and 1986 therefore the fuel  oil  pass
     along should be revoked.

     The owner answered and that answer is not responsive to the issues  raised
     in the tenant's petition.

     After a careful consideration  of  the  entire  evidence  of  record,  the
     Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition should be denied.

     9 NYCRR 2202.13 provides that where a  landlord  has  obtained  fuel  cost
     adjustments and then there is a finding of fuel price decrease, within  60
     days of the promulgation of the finding on fuel prices, the landlord  must
     file a report of fuel price decrease.

     In January 1984, a finding was promulgated that the price of fuel oil  had
     declined during 1983.  Therefore, the subject  landlord  was  required  to
     file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before March 26, 1984.

     The owner in this case has not adequately established that  a  "landlord's
     Report, certification and Notice of Fuel  Cost  Adjustment  Eligibility  -
     1984" was served on the tenants and the District Rent Office on or  before
     March  26,  1984.   DHCR  records  reveal   that   no   "owner's   report,
     certification and notice of fuel cost adjustment eligibility -  1984"  was
     ever filed with the agency.








          DOCKET NUMBER: BA 220084-RT
     The Commissioner is of the opinion that the District Rent  Administrator's
     order correctly suspended fuel cost  adjustments  for  the  calendar  year
     1984.

     It is noted that the tenant's petition is  not  responsive  to  the  issue
     presented by the order appealed from that it  addresses  reports  of  fuel
     cost decrease for the years 1985 and 1986.

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

     ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is  denied;  and  the
     District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same hereby is affirmed.

     ISSUED:













                                                                   
                                             ELLIOT SANDER
                                           Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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