ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO.: DB230095RO
                                  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 APPEAL
          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: DB230095RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  OFFICE DOCKET NO.: 
                                                  AK220077FR
              HARRY CHALBIS
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               On February 17, 1989 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 February 8, 
          1989 by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
          York, concerning the housing accommodations known as 510-512 84th 
          Street, Various Apts., Brooklyn, New York.

               The issue in this proceeding is whether Fuel Cost Adjustments 
          should have been suspended for the calendar year 1986.

               The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein suspended all 
          fuel cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1986 through 
          December 31, 1986.

               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 
          Brooklyn Union "Non-Interruptible" Gas during the calendar year 
          1985.

               On appeal, the landlord states, in substance, that the notice 
          of fuel cost adjustment-1987 was hand delivered to each tenant 
          showing the decrease in the cost of gas in 1986, each tenant's rent 
          was reduced accordingly.  A copy of the 1987 report was submitted 
          on appeal.



















          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO.: DB230095RO

               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 1986, a finding was promulgated that the price of 
          Brooklyn Union "Non-Interruptible" Gas had declined during 1985.  
          The subject landlord was required to file and serve fuel cost 
          decrease reports on or before May 14, 1986.

               The Commissioner notes the landlord's fuel cost report 
          submitted on appeal is for the wrong year 1987, the year in 
          question is the 1986 fuel report.  A review of the record reveals 
          that a "Landlord's Report, Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost 
          Adjustment Eligibility-1986 was not received by the Rent Office 
          until May 22, 1986.

               Accordingly, the Commissioner is of the opinion the Rent 
          Administrator correctly suspended Fuel Cost Adjustments for the 
          calendar year 1986.

               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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