Facade Work Wasn't Comprehensive Pointing and Waterproofing
LVT Number: #25716
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on claimed pointing and waterproofing. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, comprehensive pointing and waterproofing must be performed as necessary on all exposed sides of a building. Resurfacing of exterior walls consisting of brick masonry facing on the entire area of all exposed sides qualifies as an MCI. Waterproofing by itself doesn't qualify. Landlord's work, which included re-cementing, stuccoing, and throseal coating of the south and east walls of the building didn't qualify as comprehensive pointing and waterproofing. And the claimed stucco resurfacing of 60 percent of the south and east walls didn't qualify.
443 2nd Street: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. YG230007RO (6/13/14) [2-pg. doc.]