BH 430293 RO

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

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. BH 430293 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO. ZLC-000486
                    ROSE D'AMBROSIO                             FR/85

                                PETITIONER    : 


               On August 7, 1987, the above-named petitioner-landlord  filed
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an  order  issued  on
          August 6, 1987,  by  the  Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the  housing  accommodations
          known as  104  MacDougal  Street,  New  York,  New  York,  various

               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 1985.

               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, 1985   -  December
          31, 1985.

               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 1984.   On
          December 20, 1985, during  the  course  of  this  proceeding,  the
          landlord stated in substance that its agent was not advised of the 
          decrease for #2 fuel oil, that if this had been known, the  report
          would have been timely filed and that the landlord is  now  filing
          the required report.

               In this petition, the landlord urges in substance,  that  the
          report was timely filed on May 15, 1985 and an  additional  report
          was filed in February 1986, and the amount of  rent  retroactively
          reduced in accordance with the fuel cost decrease.

               The Commissioner is of the opinion that this petition  should

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          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.

               In January 1985 , a finding was promulgated that the price of 
          certain fuel oils and gases had declined during 1984 .  Therefore, 
          the subject landlord was required to  file  and  serve  fuel  cost
          decrease reports on or before May 15, 1985.

               In this matter the landlord  has  submitted  no  evidence  in
          support of her contention on appeal that the required  report  was
          submitted on May 15, 1985.  Moreover,  such  contention  conflicts
          with the landlord's answer  in  the  proceeding  before  the  Rent
          Administrator since in such answer the landlord conceded that  the
          required report was not filed until at least December 1985 at  the
          earliest.   Therefore,  the  landlord  has  not  met  the   filing
          requirements pursuant to 9NYCRR 2202.13.

               The  Commissioner  is  of   the   opinion   that   the   Rent
          Administrator correctly suspended Fuel Cost  Adjustments  for  the
          calendar year 1985.

               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


                            ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                                 COVERING MEMORANDUM

          BH 430293 RO

          ARB Docket No.: BH 430293 RO

          DRO Docket No/Order No.: ZLC-000486 FR/85

          Tenant(s): Various

          Owner: Rose D'Ambrosio

          Code Section: 9 NYCRR 2202.13

          Premises: 104  MacDougal  Street,  New  York,  New  York,  various

          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               


          BH 430293 RO


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