Inconsistencies in Landlord's Proof
LVT Number: 14793
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring. The DRA ruled against landlord because of inconsistencies in landlord's application. Landlord appealed, claiming that it had submitted proof of cash payment to its contractor. The DHCR ruled against landlord. The contract submitted with landlord's MCI application didn't contain landlord's signature. The permit and certificate of electrical inspection indicated a different contractor from the one listed in landlord's application. Also, the contractor didn't submit its license number or indicate whether there was a relationship between landlord and contractor. And landlord didn't submit sufficient proof that it paid cash for the improvement.
5-39 47th Rd.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. OF130102RO (1/30/01) [2-pg. doc.]