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 530361-RO
                                         :  
                                            DRO DOCKET NO.: 27 ADFC-004
       ADDS REALTY CO.
                           PETITIONER    : 
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On January 16, 1987 the above named petitioner-owner filed a petition  for
     administrative review against an order issued on December 16, 1986  by  an
     Administrator concerning the housing accommodation known as Apartments 22B 
     and 52B, 541 West 211th Street, New York,  NY  wherein  the  Administrator
     determined that the correct cumulative fuel adjustment, effective  January
     1, 1984, is $4.51 per room per month.

     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 record indicates that on May 7,  1984,  two  tenants  in  the  subject
     building filed a challenge to the Landlord's 1984 Report and Certification 
     of Fuel Cost Adjustment and Eligibility in which they  asserted  that  the
     cumulative amount was incorrectly stated because the 1982  adjustment  had
     been suspended resulting in  a  negative  amount  whereas  the  owner  had
     indicated "O" for that year.

     The Rent Administrator issued an order modifying the  amount  reported  by
     the landlord to $4.51 per room per month.

     In the petition, the landlord contends that the correct amount  should  be
     $5.01 per room per month.

     The tenants answer and  again  assert  that  the  landlord's  computations
     failed to reflect the decrease of $.50 per room per month  resulting  from
     the suspension of the 1982 adjustment.

     After careful consideration, the Commissioner is of the opinion  that  the
     landlord's petition should be denied.














          DOCKET NUMBER: BA 530361-RO
     The Division's records reveal that the landlord was  eligible  to  collect
     the following amounts per room per month for fuel cost adjustments.

                    1980               3.90
                    1981               1.91
                    1982               -.10
                    1983               -.50
                    1984               -.70
                    Total              4.51

     The landlord has  misinterpreted  the  proper  manner  for  computing  the
     cumulative adjustment.  When the adjustment is revoked  for  a  particular
     year or a report is not filed in a  year  when  the  price  of  fuel  used
     increased, then the appropriate amount to enter for  that  year  is  zero.
     However, if the adjustment is suspended because there was  a  decrease  in
     price and no report was filed, then  the  reduced  amount  stated  in  the
     suspension order must be entered for that year.

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

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

     ISSUED:
















                                                                   
                                     ELLIOT SANDER
                                     Deputy Commissioner




                                                   
    

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