Docket No. CJ 110176-RT

                                    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.: CJ 110176-RT

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          John A. Williams, Jr.                   NO.: ZQC 850409-FR
                                                  Premises: 99-18 25th Ave.,
                                                            Apt. 1L, East
                                                            Elmhurst, N.Y.
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


              The above-named tenant filed a timely petition for 
          administrative review of an order issued concerning the housing 
          accommodations described above.

              The Commissioner has reviewed all the evidence in the record 
          and has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant to 
          the issues raised by the petition.

              The Administrator's order appealed by the tenant herein found 
          that the owner of the subject premises had not filed a report of 
          fuel cost decrease for 1985, and thus suspended the fuel cost rent 
          adjustment for the calendar year 1985, and ordered that any fuel 
          cost adjustment  increase paid by the tenant during 1985 be 
          refunded to the tenant.

              On appeal, the tenant alleges that "The fuel cost increase rent 
          adjustment was never rescinded and I am still paying the fuel 
          increase."

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

              The tenant's appeal (quoted in its entirety above) does not 
          allege any errors of law or fact in the Administrator's order.  
          Instead, the tenant is apparently alleging noncompliance with the 
          Administrator's Order by the owner.  The Commissioner notes that a 
          petition for administrative review is inappropriate for such 
          allegations.  If there has been an overcharge by the landlord, the 
          tenant may bring an action in the appropriate court to recover the 












          Docket No. CJ 110176-RT

          amount of the overcharge.

              THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of the Rent and 
          Eviction Regulations, 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:



                                                                            
                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner 
    

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