OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                               JAMAICA, NEW YORK 11433

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. BC 620028 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. ZBC-001582
               ERNEST LISS                                      FR84

                                PETITIONER    : 

               On March 2, 1987, the above-named petitioner-landlord filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on 
          January 28, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, 92-31 Union Hall 
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing accommodations 
          known as 966 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York, various  apartments. 
          The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of 9 NYCRR 2202.13. 

          The issue herein is whether Fuel Cost Adjustments should have 
          been suspended for the calendar year 1984.

          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 Rent Administrator's order appealed herein, suspended all 
          fuel cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1984  - December 
          31, 1984.

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

          In this petition, the landlord urges in substance, that his 
          failure to timely file the required report was not intentional and 
          he cannot afford the suspension of the fuel cost adjustments.

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

          9NYCRR 2202.13 provides in pertinent part 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 serve and file a 
          report of fuel price decrease.
          BC 620028 RO

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

          In this matter it is undisputed that a "Landlord's Report, 
          Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment Eligibility - 
          1984 " was not served on the tenants or received by the District 
          Rent Office on or before March 26, 1984.  The landlord's claim 
          that its failure to file was unintentional does not excuse such 

          The Commissioner is of the opinion that the Rent 
          Administrator correctly suspended Fuel Cost Adjustments for the 
          calendar year 1984.

          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 Rent 
          Administrator be, and the same hereby is, affirmed.


                                          ELLIOT SANDER
                                          Deputy Commissioner



                                COVERING MEMORANDUM

          ARB Docket No.: BC 620028 RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: ZBC-001582 FR84

          Tenant(s): Various

          Owner: Ernest Liss

          Code Section: 9 NYCRR 2202.13

          Premises: 966 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York, various apartments

          Order and Opinion Denying Petition                                 


          Petition denied on basis landlord did not timely file and 
          serve required report of fuel cost decrease so that suspension of 

          fuel cost adjustment for one year period was warranted.


          Processing Attorney:                                             

          Supervising Attorney:                                            


          Deputy Commissioner:                                             

          Mailed copies of Order and Determination to:

            Tenant's Atty             

            Owner's Atty              

            Date:              :  by               





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