Docket No. CL620127RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: CL620127RO  

                                                  DISTRICT RENT             
          Artha Management, Inc.                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: BC850237FR


              The above-named petitioner-landlord filed an administrative 
          appeal in accordance with the applicable provisions of the City 
          Rent Law and Regulations against an order issued on October 20, 
          1988 by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
          York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 3810-20 Bailey 
          Avenue, Various Apartments, 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 on a finding that the landlord of the 
          subject building had previously obtained allowable fuel cost 
          adjustments and failed to timely file in 1985 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 the fuel 
          cost order was mailed to the wrong address.  In addition the owner 
          states there is another outstanding open docket (BC000604FR) which 
          refers to the exact same matter.

              A review of the record reveals that an Order Denying 
          Application or Terminating Proceeding was issued on December 10, 
          1985 under docket number BC000604FR, finding that the landlord 
          filed a timely 1984 fuel cost report.

              After a careful consideration of the entire evidence of record, 

          Docket No. CL620127RO

          the Commissioner is of the opinion that the appeal should be 

              Under the provisions of 9NYCRR 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 #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, 1985.

              A review of the record reveals that the required Landlords' 
          Report, Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment 
          Eligibility-1985 was received by the Rent Office date-stamped April 
          25, 1985.   Therefore, the Commissioner finds that the fuel cost 
          adjustment should not have been suspended for the calendar year 

              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 $3.74 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 


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Deputy Commissioner

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