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

          APPEAL OF                              DOCKET NO. BI 210260 RO
                                              :  DRO DOCKET NO.K-3105379-RT
               JOE FRIEDMAN                      TENANT: JANE POWELL          

                                PETITIONER    : 

               On September 22, 1987, the above-named petitioner-owner filed 
          a Petition for Administrative Review against an order issued on 
          September 11, 1987, by the Rent Administrator, Gertz Plaza, Queens, 
          New York, concerning the housing accommodations known as   961 
          Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, Apartment No. D-14, 
          wherein the Rent Administrator determined that the owner had 
          overcharged the tenant.

          The Administrative Appeal is being determined pursuant to the 
          provisions of Section 2526.1 of the Rent Stabilization Code.

          The issue herein is whether the Rent Administrator's order 
          was warranted.

          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.  

          This proceeding was originally commenced by the filing of a 
          rent overcharge complaint by the tenant in March, 1984.            
          The owner was served with a copy of the tenant's complaint and 
          submitted a rental history as required. 

          In Order Number CDR 31,370, the Rent Administrator 
          established the lawful stabilized rent as $285.09 effective        
          June 1, 1986, determined that the tenant had been overcharged and 
          directed a refund to the tenant of $233.68 including interest on 
          overcharges collected on and after April 1, 1984.

          In this petition, the owner contends in substance that he was 
          entitled to a fuel adjustment effective June 1, 1979 pursuant to 
          Rent Guideline 10b.

          The record reveals that the tenant has now moved from the 
          subject apartment.

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

          An examination of the Rent Administrator's order in this case 
          discloses that the Rent Administrator in fact allowed the owner an 
          appropriate fuel adjustment pursuant to Guideline 10b.  This 
          adjustment is explained on page two of the rent calculation chart 
          attached to the Rent Administrator's order.  It is noted that the 
          overcharge found resulted from the owner's failure to remove all 
          of the temporary fuel adjustments pursuant to Rent Guidelines 10b, 
          10c, and 10d from the base rent when calculating the rent increase 
          effective at the June 1, 1981 lease renewal.  It is further noted 
          that no overcharge occurred in renewal leases subsequent to June 
          1, 1981. Accordingly, the Rent Administrator's order was 

          This order may, upon the expiration of the period in which 
          the owner may institute a proceeding pursuant to Article 78 of the 
          Civil Practice Law and Rules, be filed and enforced in the same 
          manner as a judgment.

          THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent 
          Stabilization Law and Code, 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.


                                          JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                          Acting Deputy Commissioner


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