15-Year Useful Life of Roof Had Expired
LVT Number: #26753
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a new roof and facade restoration with related engineering costs. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but excluded certain unrelated work. Landlord and tenant both appealed and lost. The DRA properly excluded the cost of stairway repairs, painting of ornamental panels and cornices, chimney repair, and installation of air conditioner braces. These were ordinary repair and maintenance items that weren’t necessary or directly related to the MCIs.
Unger/Head: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. ZB430009RO, ZB430035RT (11/5/15) [2-pg. doc.]