Docket No. FK 420211-RO
                                    STATE OF NEW YORK 
                            OFFICE OF RENT ADMINISTRATION
                                     GERTZ PLAZA
                               92-31 UNION HALL STREET
                              JAMAICA, NEW YORK  11433

          APPEAL OF                               DOCKET NO.: FK 420211-RO

                                                  DISTRICT RENT
                                                  ADMINISTRATOR'S DOCKET
          Markphyl Realty Corp.                   NO.: DD 424269-R


              On November 18, 1991 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 October 16, 
          1991 by the Rent Administrator of the Gertz Plaza, Jamaica, New 
          York Rent Office, concerning the housing accommodation known as 
          1028 2nd Avenue, Apts. Various, New York, NY.

              The issue in this proceeding is whether Fuel Cost Adjustments 
          should have been suspended for the calendar year 1988.

              The Rent Administrator's order appealed herein suspended all 
          fuel cost adjustments for the period January 1, 1988 December 31, 

              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 #2 
          oil diring the calendar year 1988.

              On appeal, the landlord urges, in substance, that the report 
          was filed on a timely basis.

              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 

          Docket No. FK 420211-RO


              In early 1989, a finding was promulgated that the price of #2 
          fuel oil had declined during 1988.  The subject landlord was 
          required to file and serve fuel cost decrease reports on or before.

              In this matter it is undisputed that a "Landlord's Report, 
          Certification and Notice of Fuel Cost Adjustment Eligibility-198 " 
          was not served on the tenants or received by the Gertz Plaza Rent 
          Office on or before April 30, 1989.  The landlord's claim that the 
          report was received by the District Rent Office is thus false.

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

              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.


                                             Joseph A. D'Agosta
                                             Acting Deputy Commissioner

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