Four Apartments with Leaks Permanently Exempted from MCI Rent Hikes

LVT Number: #31285

In 2013, the DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's MCI rent increase application, based on exterior restoration, terrace and roof replacements, and consultant fees. Tenants appealed, and in November 2019, the DHCR ruled that four apartments were permanently exempt from the MCI rent increase. The DHCR's inspector had found in 2011 that these apartments showed signs of current or past leaks, including cracked and crumbling plaster, water blisters, water stains, or leaks. Landlord claimed that it made repairs in response to the DRA's 2012 request to resolve the defects.

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