ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO.: BF620178RO
                                 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.: BF620178RO
            VERNON A. LEWIS
                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: ZBC00194FR/84
           
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               On May 27, 1987 the above-named petitioner owner filed an 
          appeal in accordance with the applicable provisions of the City 
          Rent Law and Regulations against an order issued on May 8, 1987 by 
          the Rent Administrator, Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York, concerning 
          the housing accommodation known as 1116 Grant Avenue, Apt. 1A, 
          Bronx, N.Y.

               The issue in this proceeding is whether Fuel Cost Adjustments 
          should have been suspended for the calendar year 1984.

               The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein suspended all 
          fuel cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1984-December 31, 
          1984.

               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 gas 
          during the calendar year 1983.

               On appeal, the owner states, in toto "Please note the 
          conversion to oil was March 1984."

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



















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: BF620178RO

               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 
          prices, the landlord must serve and file a report of fuel price 
          decrease.

               In early 1984, a finding was promulgated that the price of gas 
          had declined during 1983.  The subject landlord was required to 
          file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before March 26, 
          1984.

               In this matter it is undisputed that a "Landlord's Report, 
          Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment Eligibility-1984" 
          was not served on the tenants or received by the Rent Office on or 
          before March 26, 1984.  The landlord's claim that he converted to 
          oil heat in 1984 is irrelevant, as the Administrator's order was 
          based on the decrease in price during 1983.    .

               The Commissioner is of the opinion the Rent Administrator 
          correctly suspended Fuel Cost Adjustments for the calendar year 
          1984.

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

                ORDERED, that this administrative appeal be, and the same 
          hereby is, denied, and that the order of the Rent Administrator be, 
          and the same hereby is, affirmed.

          ISSUED:





                                                                        
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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