Front Court Reconstruction
LVT Number: 12959
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but denied any increase for the front court reconstruction. Landlord appealed, claiming that the front court reconstruction was needed due to the deteriorated condition of the existing area. The DHCR ruled for landlord. The front court reconstruction work was comprehensive and encompassed all of the interior courtyards and walkways of the property. It was also needed for the structural rehabilitation of the building and benefited all of the building's tenants. Landlord could also get MCI increases for the replacement of an iron fence and gate and architect's fees, done in conjunction with and directly related to the front court reconstruction.
Bertin: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. MD410038RO (12/18/98) [3-pg. doc.]