Chimney Liner Installation Doesn't Qualify as MCI

LVT Number: #29837

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new chimney liners and gas conversion. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, a chimney installation must involve a complete replacement emanating from the heating source or a new chimney where none previously existed. The installation of a chimney liner doesn't constitute an MCI unless that installation is related to and performed in connection with a qualifying MCI.

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Woods Management Co., LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ER130004RO (10/25/18) [2-pg. doc.]