ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NOS.: DB230232RO & DB230204RO
                                  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 NOS.:
                                                  DB230232RO
                                                  DB230204RO
                                                  
                                                  D.R.O. DOCKET NOS.:
                 SLOPE REALTY CO.                 AK220165FR & AK220166FR
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

               These petitions have been consolidated as they involve common 
          issues of law and fact and the same petitioner.  The above named 
          petitioner filed timely Petitions for Administrative Review against 
          orders issued on February 8, 1989, by the Rent Administrator of the 
          Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York, concerning housing accommodations 
          known as 181 & 182 Prospect Park West, 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 orders appealed herein suspended all 
          fuel cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1986 through 
          December 31, 1986.

               These orders were based upon a finding that the owner of the 
          subject buildings had previously obtained allowable fuel cost 
          adjustments and failed to timely serve and file the required 
          reports of fuel cost decrease by reason of a decrease in the price 
          of Brooklyn Union "Non-Interruptible" Gas during the calendar year 
          1986.

               On appeal the landlord states, in substance, that the 1986 
          fuel cost adjustment was filed and served on all the affected 
          tenants with the applicable reductions and refunds.

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
















          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NOS.: DB230232RO & DB230204RO

               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.

               A review of the record reveals that each of the "Landlord's 
          Report, Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment 
          Eligibility-1986" was not received by the Rent Office until May 27, 
          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 these administrative appeals be, and the same 
          hereby are, denied, and that the orders of the Rent Administrator 
          be, and the same hereby are, affirmed.

          ISSUED:





                                                                         
                                             JOSEPH A. D'AGOSTA
                                             Deputy Commissioner
    

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