ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO. CL130178RO

                                  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.: CL130178RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: QC851246FR
                  SEMINOLE REALTY CO.
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               On December 28, 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 November 29, 
          1988 by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
          York, concerning the housing accommodation known as 7744-54 Austin 
          Street, Various Apts., Queens, 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 
          adjustments and failed to timely serve and file the required report 
          of fuel cost decrease by reason of a decrease in the price of #6 
          oil during the calendar year 1984.

               On appeal, the landlord states, in substance, that the Fuel 
          Cost report was filed timely.  A Copy of documentary evidence was 
          submitted on appeal.  

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

















          ADM. REVIEW DOCKET NO.: CL130178RO

               Under the provisions of 9 NYCRR 2202.13e, 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, the landlord must serve and file a report of fuel 
          price decrease.

               In early 1985 a finding was promulgated that the price of #6 
          fuel oil had declined during 1984.  The subject landlord was 
          required to file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before 
          May 15, 1985. 

               A review of the record reveals that the required Landlord's 
          Report, Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment 
          Eligibility - 1985 was received by the Rent Office on or before May 
          15, 1985.  Therefore, the Commissioner finds that the fuel cost 
          adjustment should not have been suspended for the calendar year 
          1985.

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

               ORDERED, that the landlord's appeal be, and the same hereby 
          is, granted; that the Rent Administrator's order be, and the same 
          hereby is, revoked; and that the monthly cumulative fuel cost 
          adjustment for the subject building as of January 1, 1985 is 
          reinstated in the amount of $4.29 per room, per month, and it is 
          further ordered that the tenants may pay any arrears in rent 
          arising as a result of this order in twelve (12) equal monthly 
          payments.

          ISSUED:




                                                                             
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner 
    

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