Increase Granted for Boiler Installation
LVT Number: 13916
(Decision submitted by Daniel Roskoff of the Queens law firm of Horing & Welikson, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.) Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of three new boilers and a new hot water heater at the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the useful life of the prior heating system hadn't expired. Landlord appealed, pointing out that it had asked for a waiver of the useful life requirement and had submitted sworn statements from a licensed plumber and engineer stating that the old heating system needed to be replaced. Landlord also hadn't gotten any MCI increase for the prior installation. The DHCR ruled for landlord and granted the MCI increases.
Peck Estates: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. NH430005RP (2/11/00) [3-pg. doc.]