DOCKET NO.:  CK630195RO
                              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   :   
     APPEAL OF                                 ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                           :   DOCKET NO. CK630195RO
           ANTHONY McGARRY,                    DRO DOCKET NO. BC850944FR  
                            PETITIONER     :  
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On October 17, 1988 the above-named petitioner-landlord filed an appeal in 
     accordance with the applicable provisions of the City Rent Law and 
     Regulations against an order issued on September 19, 1988 by the Rent 
     Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York, concerning housing 
     accommodations known as 265 East 237 Street, Apts. 1A & 2A, Bronx, New York.

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

     The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein suspended all fuel cost 
     adjustments for the period January 1, 1985 through December 31, 1985.

     This order was based upon a finding that the owner of the subject building 
     had previously obtained allowable fuel cost adjustment and failed to timely 
     file the required report of fuel cost decrease by reason of a decrease in the 
     price of #2 oil during the calendar year 1984.

     On appeal, the landlord states, in substance, that he did not receive fuel 
     increases in 1985.

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

     In early 1985 a finding was promulgated that the price of #2 fuel oil had 
     declined during 1984.  The subject landlord was required to file and serve 
     fuel cost decrease reports on or before May 15, 1988.  It is undisputed that 
     no such filing took place.  The suspension procedure is initiated by the 
     Division whenever an owner fails to timely file a notice of fuel cost 
     decrease.

     The Commissioner is of the opinion the Rent Administrator correctly suspended 
     the Fuel Cost Adjustment for the calendar year 1985.











          DOCKET NO.:  CK630195RO

     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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