Creation of Duplex Units Altered Per-Room MCI Increase

LVT Number: #30610

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of rewiring, a new roof, and asbestos removal. Tenants appealed and won in part. Tenants disputed landlord's room counts. It's the DHCR's position that apartment alterations that result in the creation of a new room without any actual change to the overall square footage of an apartment aren't sufficient to warrant modification of the landlord's room count for MCI purposes.

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Devlin-Reubel et al.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. EW430014RT, EW430022RT (11/15/19) [3-pg. doc.]