Exterior Restoration Work Qualified as MCI
LVT Number: #24344
The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord’s cost was based on a lump-sum contract and included MCI-ineligible work. But it was DHCR policy that a building-wide comprehensive exterior renovation, which could include pointing, waterproofing, masonry, parapets, lintels, cornices, etc., qualified as an MCI. Landlord’s work qualified since it was performed as a single unified project for the purpose of making the building structurally sound and watertight.
250 Riverside Drive: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. YF430042RT (8/16/12) [3-pg. doc.]