Consulting Architect's Fee Disallowed for Elevator Upgrade
LVT Number: #24639
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but later modified its order to disallow the cost of 16 shaftway doors and the elevator consultant's fees. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that the engineering consultant's fees didn't duplicate the contractor's fees and were incorrectly disallowed. But the consultant was retained to survey the passenger elevator and prepare the upgrade specifications, provide bid analysis, review drawings, conduct weekly on-site observations, and inspect the completed work.