Handyman's Salary Included in Labor Cost Adjustment Calculation
LVT Number: 9392
Landlord applied to the DHCR for a 1984-85 labor cost adjustment (LCA). In the application, landlord included the salary of a plumber who worked at the building. The DRA granted landlord's application, and tenants appealed. They argued that landlord shouldn't be allowed to include the plumber's salary when calculating the adjustment. Landlord claimed that the employee's responsibility was to fix leaks, and when not fixing leaks, the employee worked as a handyman. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Landlord had proved that the employee was a handyman, so landlord could include his salary in the LCA.
Various Tenants of 415 West 23rd St. et al.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. GC 420448-RT (11/4/94) [6-page document]