BK 410133 RO
                                  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.: BK 410133 RO

                   MAJORY B. KIPNISS,
                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: LC 001215 FR/85

                                  PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


          On November 12, 1987, the above-named petitioner-landlord filed a 
          Petition for Administrative Review against  an  order  issued  on
          October 13, 1987, by the Rent  Administrator,  92-31  Union  Hall
          Street, Jamaica, New York, concerning the  housing  accommodation
          known as 969 Park Avenue, New York, New York, Apartment 12-E.

          The issue in this appeal is whether Fuel Cost Adjustments  should
          have been suspended for the calendar year 1985.

          The  District  Rent  Administrator's  order,   appealed   herein,
          suspended all fuel cost adjustments for  the  period  January  1,
          1985-December 31, 1985 and reinstated same in the reduced  amount
          of $3.33 per room, per month, effective January 1, 1986.

          This order was based upon a finding that the owner of the subject 
          building had previously obtained allowable fuel cost  adjustments
          and failed to timely serve and file the required report  of  fuel
          cost decrease by reason of a decrease in the price of No.  6  oil
          during the calendar year 1984.

          On appeal, the petitioner-landlord urges, in substance, that  she
          is the owner  of  the  subject  cooperative  apartment,  and  the
          "managing agent does  not  notify  me  of  all  the  reports  and
          documentation I am required to submit to your office."  Submitted 
          therewith is a 1985 Fuel Cost Report dated February 19, 1986.


          After careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, the 
          Commissioner is of the opinion  that  the  administrative  appeal
          should be denied.

          The applicable  provisions  of  the  Rent  Regulations,  9  NYCRR
          2202.13 provides 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  price
          decrease, the landlord must serve and file a report of fuel price 
          decrease.






          BK 410133 RO

          In March 1985, a finding was promulgated that the price of No.  6
          fuel oil  had  declined  during  1984.   Therefore,  the  subject
          landlord was required  to  file  and  serve  fuel  cost  decrease
          reports on or before May 14, 1985.

          In this matter  it  is  undisputed  that  a  "Landlord's  Report,
          Certification and Notice  f  Fuel  Cost  Adjustment  Eligibility-
          1985" with respect to the subject apartment was not served on the 
          tenant or received by the District Rent Office on or  before  May
          14, 1985.  Thus the Rent Administrator  correctly  suspended  the
          Fuel Cost Adjustment for the year 1985.

          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 that the District Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, affirmed.



          ISSUED:
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                                                  JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                                  Deputy Commissioner
           
             
                                          
    

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