FB 420412-RT
                                
                        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
APPEALS OF                              DOCKET NO.
                                        FB 420412-RT
        TERRY COOPER,                   DISTRICT RENT ADMINISTRATOR'S
                                        DOCKET NOS.
                        PETITIONER      AF 420094-F
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  ORDER AND OPINION GRANTING PETITION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW
                                
                                
On  February 22, 1991, the above-named petitioner-tenant re-filed
a  petition  for  administrative review against an  order  issued
December  6,  1990  by  an administrator concerning  the  housing
accommodations  known as 373 Bleeker Street, Apartment  1-D,  New
York,  New  York  wherein the Administrator determined  that  the
subject  apartment contains three rooms for fuel cost  adjustment
purposes.

The  Commissioner has reviewed all of the evidence in the  record
and  has carefully considered that portion of the record relevant
to the issues raised by the administrative appeal.

The tenant commenced this proceeding on June 17, 1986 by filing a
challenge to the 1986 Landlord's Report and Certification of Fuel
Cost Adjustment.  The tenant asserted that the apartment consists
of  two  rooms  instead  of  the three  used  in  the  landlord's
calculations.  The tenant enclosed a copy of 1984 Certificate  of
Occupancy for the subject building.

The  Administrator's order states that the evidence in  the  file
indicates  that the subject apartment contains three  (3)  rooms,
that  the  subject  building contains a total of  forty-one  (41)
rooms  and that the 1986 fuel cost adjustment is $5.90  per  room
per month.

The  tenant  contends  in  the petition  that  the  order  issued
December 6, 1990 is incorrect in that it indicates that the  sub-
ject apartment contains three rooms when in fact it contains two.


The  tenant includes a copy of an order dated December 11,  1986,
under  Docket No. Z4-7ADFC-75, in which the subject apartment  is
determined to consist of two rooms.

The owner did not submit an answer to the tenant's petition.

The  Commissioner is of the opinion that the petition  should  be
granted.

The  Commissioner  finds, after a careful review  of  the  agency
records, including the Certificate of Occupancy dated 1984,  fuel
cost adjustments filed with the owner dating back to 1980, and an
agency  determination  under Docket No.  Z4-7ADFC-75,  which  was
based  on  a  physical inspection that the subject  apartment  is
comprised of two rooms.


THEREFORE,  in accordance with the Rent and Eviction Regulations,
it is

ORDERED,  that the petition be, and the same hereby  is,  granted
and  that  the Administrator's order be, and the same  hereby  is
modified in accordance with this Order and Opinion.


ISSUED:



ELLIOT SANDER
                                         Deputy Commissioner
    

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