STATE OF NEW YORK 
                                OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: DH630240RO 

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  DOCKET NO.: AK623170FR
                ANNAL MGMT. CO. LTD.                                   


               On August 18, 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 August 8, 1989 
          by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York 
          Rent Office, concerning the housing accommodation known as 2390 
          Tiebout Avenue, Apts. 3H, 3J, Bronx, New York.

               The issue in this proceeding is whether the 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 the 
          Administrator's ruling that the 1986 Fuel Cost Adjustment was never 
          filed is in error:  "We have furnished, and do again hereby, copies 
          of the forms and proof of delivery."  Copies of the report were 
          submitted on appeal.  The copies bear no date-stamp showing when or 
          if they were received by the Division, however a receipt for 
          certified mail sent to the DHCR was also submitted. 

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

          ADM. APPEAL DOCKET NO.: DH630240RO

               9 NYCRR 2202.13 provides that where a landlord has obtained 
          fuel cost adjustments and then there is a finding of the fuel price 
          decrease, within 60 days of the promulgation of the finding of fuel 
          prices, the landlord must serve and file a report of fuel price 

               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 report on or before 
          May 14, 1986.

               The Commissioner notes the Postal Receipt For Certified Mail 
          addressed to the DHCR attached to the owner's appeal indicates it 
          was received on May 21, 1986.  In this matter the record shows that 
          the fuel cost report was not filed on or before May 14, 1986.  
          Therefore, 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.


                                             LULA M. ANDERSON
                                             Deputy Commissioner 

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