Cleaning Water Pipes Doesn't Qualify
LVT Number: 16322
Landlord asked the DHCR if cleaning a building's water pipes without replacing them would qualify as an MCI. In an opinion letter, the DHCR said no. This would be ordinary repair work. MCI rent hikes are available only for repiping, which includes new hot and/or cold water risers, returns, and branches to fixtures in every apartment and new hot and/or cold water overhead mains, with all necessary valves, in the basement.
DHCR Opin. Ltr. by Charles Goldstein (11/12/02) [1-pg. doc.]