Electrical Rewiring Wasn't Performed Building-Wide
LVT Number: #23242
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on electrical rewiring. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the work wasn't performed building-wide. Landlord appealed and lost. There were six apartments in the building. But electrical sign-off records from DOB showed only five apartments received conductors and panels in connection with the installation. Since not every apartment received this electrical upgrade, the MCI wasn't building-wide and the rent increase was properly denied.
819 East 231st Street: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. YA610063RO (1/26/11) [2-pg. doc.]