DOCKET NO.:  DC 230282-RO
                                 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. DC 230282-RO
                                           :   DRO DOCKET NO. AK 220035-FR
             GOLDIE REALTY ASSOCIATES,                               
                                           :   
                            PETITIONER               
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           ORDER AND OPINION DENYING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW


     On March 13, 1989, the above named petitioner-landlord filed an appeal  in
     accordance with the applicable provisions of the New York  City  Rent  and
     Eviction Regulations against an order issued February 19, 1989 by the Rent 
     Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, NY Rent Office, concerning  the
     housing accommodation known as 1644 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

     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
     adjustment for the period January 1, 1986 - 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 fuel oil during the calendar year 1985.

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

     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 #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.

     An examination of the record reveals that the landlord did  not  file  the
     report on a timely basis.  Indeed, the owner concedes that the report  was
     filed late.

     Accordingly,  the  Commissioner  is  of  the   opinion   that   the   Rent
     Administrator correctly suspended fuel cost adjustments for  the  calendar
     year 1986.








          DOCKET NO.:  DC 230282-RO
     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
                                                 Acting Deputy Commissioner
    

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