CCTV Security System Qualifies as MCI

LVT Number: #29871

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. It is long-standing DHCR policy that the installation of a CCTV security system qualifies as an MCI for which a rent increase may be granted. Landlord's system qualifies as an MCI since the installed system monitors all entrances to the building on a continuous basis. There is no requirement that the system's video output be watched by a live person 24-hours a day, seven-days a week.

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Various Tenants of 31-35 Crescent Street: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FM110033RT (11/30/18) [2-pg. doc.]