Design Work Costs for Complicated Elevator Upgrade Approved

July 27, 2017
LVT Number: #27838

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed any increase for the cost of design work, including plans and specifications, for the elevator upgrade. Landlord appealed and won. It is established DHCR policy that professional fees for the preparation of plans and specifications may be included as an approved MCI cost in cases where the approved MCI work involves a complexity beyond the normal scope of work. Here, two elevator systems, containing a total of four elevators were extensively modernized.

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Samson Management LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ZD430066RO (5/15/17) [2-pg. doc.]