BC 410477-RO

                                  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.:   
                                                  BC              410477-RO
                 JED MANAGEMENT CORP.,
                                                  RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                                  DOCKET NO.:
                                  PETITIONER      Z4-7ADFC-49         
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW  


          On March 30,  1987  the  above-named  petitioner-owner,  filed  a
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order of  the  Rent
          Administrator issued March 17, 1987. The order concerned  housing
          accommodations known as  Apartment  20  located  at  72  Thompson
          Street, New York, New York.

          The Commissioner has reviewed the record and carefully considered 
          that portion relevant to the issues raised by this appeal.

          The issue in this proceeding is whether the  Administrator  prop-
          erly computed cumulative  fuel  cost  adjustments  from  1980  to
          1984.  The order appealed herein denied  a  tenant  challenge  of
          landlord's failure to serve tenant  with  a  copy  of  fuel  cost
          adjustment, stating that such  a  challenge  can  only  be  filed
          within the year in which the landlord  has  failed  to  file  and
          cannot be  retroactive.   The  order  explained  that  fuel  cost
          adjustments are cumulative and that the total allowance from 1980 
          to 1984 is $4.56 per room per month.  

          On appeal the owner alleges,  inter  alia,  that  the  cumulative
          amount of $4.56 per room per month stated by the Administrator is 
          incorrect and instead the correct amount is $7.28  per  room  per
          month as indicated in the notice to the tenants of the 1984  Fuel
          cost adjustment.  The $4.56  amount  represented  the  1983  pass
          along only. 



          After careful review of the evidence in the  record  the  Commis-
          sioner is of the opinion that the petition should be granted.

          The Division's records reveal that the  petitioner's  allegations
          regarding the correct cumulative 1984 fu l  adjustment  are  cor-
          rect.  The proper amount is:

                              $2.31  for 1980, 
                              $2.72  for 1981,







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                              $1.64  for 1982, 
                              $1.14  for 1983,
                             ($ .53) for 1984, 
                                    
               Cumulative Total of $7.28 per room per month. 

          The order of the Rent Administrator is hereby modified to reflect 
          this amount.                       

          The tenant may pay off arrears due and  owing  to  the  owner  in
          three (3) equal monthly installments.


          THEREFORE, pursuant to the Rent and Eviction Regulations, it is

          ORDERED, that this petition be, and the same hereby  is,  granted
          and that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the  same  hereby
          is, modified in accordance with this order and opinion.


          ISSUED:


                                                                      
                                           ELLIOT SANDER
                                           Deputy Commissioner


                                          
    

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