Docket No. ED630042RO
                                    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.: ED630042RO  

                                                  DISTRICT RENT             
          Parkoff Bainbridge Assoc.               ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
                                                  NO.: BH620158FR
           
                                   PETITIONER
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            ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW



          On April 5, 1990 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 March 6, 1990 
          by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New York 
          Rent Office, concerning the housing accommodation known as 2705 
          Bainbridge Avenue, Apartments 1B, 5G, 3C, 2J, Bronx, New York.

          The issue in this proceeding is whether the Fuel Cost Adjustments 
          should have been suspended for the calendar year 1987.

          The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein suspended all fuel 
          cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1987 through December 
          31, 1987.

          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 1986.

          On appeal the owner states in substance, that the 1987 Fuel Cost 
          report was filed timely.  A copy of the report was submitted on 
          appeal.  the copy is dated June 19, 1987, but bears no date-stamp 
          showing when or if it was received by the Division.

          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 












          Docket No. ED630042RO

          cost adjustments and then there is a finding of a 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 
          decrease.

          In early 1987, a finding was promulgated that the price of #6 fuel 
          oil had declined during 1986.  The subject landlord was required to 
          file and serve fuel cost decrease report on or before July 31, 
          1987.

          In reviewing the record, attached to the owner's appeal is a Postal 
          Receipt For Certified Mail addressed to the DHCR post-marked on 
          June 30, 1987.  In this matter the record shows that the Fuel Cost 
          Report was received by the Division on or before July 31, 1987.  
          Therefore, the Commissioner finds that the fuel cost adjustment 
          should not have been suspended for the calendar year 1987.

          The Commissioner is of the opinion the Rent Administrator correctly 
          suspended Fuel Cost Adjustments for the calendar year 1987.

          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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