Docket No. DC230149RO
                                 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.: DC230149RO

                                                  DRO DOCKET NO.: AK220041FR
          Marvin Court Inc.                       

                              PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


              On March 6, 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 10, 
          1989 by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
          York, concerning the housing accommodation known as 1780 East 13th 
          Street, Various Apartments, 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 #6 
          oil during the calendar year 1985.

              On appeal, the landlord states, in substance, that proof of 
          filing the Fuel Cost Report is attached.  The submitted copy bears 
          no date stamp showing when or if it was received by the Division.  
          Nor is any proof of mailing attached.

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

              9NYCRR 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 












          Docket No. DC230149RO

          prices, the landlord must serve and file a report of fuel price 
          decrease.

              In early 1986, a finding was promulgated that the price of #6 
          fuel oil 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 a "Landlords Report 
          Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment Eligibility-1986" 
          was not received by the Rent Office  until date stamped May 22, 
          1986.  The Commissioner notes that the copy received on May 22, 
          1986 was dated May 16, 1986 by the landlord whereas the copy 
          submitted on appeal was dated May 6, 1986 by the landlord.  The 
          owner has submitted no proof of timely mailing on or prior to May 
          14, 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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