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. BH 430298 RO
                                    :  DRO DOCKET NO. ZLC-000333
          YECO REALTY CORP.                           FR/85

                      PETITIONER    :
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   ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                 
                                 
     On August 13, 1987, the above-named petitioner-landlord filed
a  Petition for Administrative Review against an order  issued  on
August  10,  1987,  by the Rent Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
Street,  Jamaica, New York, concerning the housing  accommodations
known   as  282  Broome  Street,  New  York,  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 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 #2 fuel oil during the calendar year 1984.

     In this petition, the landlord alleges in substance, that the
premises  has been using gas for the last five years  rather  than
oil so that the Rent Administrator's order should be revoked.

      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.

     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.

      It  is  noted  that  in 1980 and 1981, the  landlord  herein
received fuel cost adjustments due to the use of #2fuel oil in the
subject  premises.  Further even though the landlord may now  have
switched  from  oil to gas, the price of Con Edison  interruptible
gas  decreased in 1984 so that if the landlord used this  type  of
gas  it  would have been obligated to file a report of  fuel  cost
decrease.  It is further noted that the landlord has not submitted
proof  that it changed they type of fuel it used from fuel oil  to
gas  and has not stated what type of gas it allegedly changed  to.
Moreover  the landlord did not raise this issue in the  proceeding
before the Rent Administrator so that it cannot be considered  for
the  first  time on appeal since this is not a de novo proceeding.
Therefore the Rent Administrator's order was warranted.

       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.

ISSUED


                                ELLIOT SANDER
                                Deputy Commissioner
                                 
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                   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW BUREAU
                        COVERING MEMORANDUM
                                 
                                 
                                 
                                 
ARB Docket No.: BH 430298 RO

DRO Docket No/Order No.: ZLC-000333 FR/85

Tenant(s): Various

Owner: Yeco Realty Corp.

Code Section: 9 NYCRR 2202.13

Premises:   282  Broome  Street,  New  York,  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.









APPROVED:



Processing Attorney:

Supervising Attorney:

Director:
Deputy Commissioner:

Mailed copies of Order and Determination to:
                 Tenant(s)
                 Owner
                 Tenant's Atty
                 Owner's Atty


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