Increase Granted for New Compactor
LVT Number: 10184
Landlord applied for MCI rent increases based on various improvements, including a new compactor. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed, claiming the compactor had no practical value due to recycling restrictions. The DHCR ruled against tenants. A compactor is a qualifying MCI. The fact that recycling laws limit the type of refuse that can be placed in the compactor doesn't affect that fact. Landlord couldn't get a rent increase based on the $10,000 cost of the compactor.
Tenants of 137 E. 26th St.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. Nos. IE 430085-RT et al. (3/24/95) [3-page document]