Increase Granted for New Windows
LVT Number: 8062
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements, including new windows. The DRA approved the rent increases, and tenants appealed. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Even though landlord submitted no contractor's certification, he diligently tried to get one and justified his inability to do so. Landlord's sworn statement that the work was done was supported by other proof. Also, the cost per window wasn't really much higher than the original estimate. Tenants forgot that the MCI rent increase was also for pointing and waterproofing. The rent increase was calculated per room, not per window. Tenants also complained that the windows were defective, but they never raised this issue before the DRA.
Various Tenants of 106 West 69th Street: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. Nos. FB 410045-RT, FB 410046-RT, FB 410186-RT, FB410187-RT, FB410189-RT, FB410191 RT, FB 410192-RT, FC 410212 RT, FC 410331-RT, FC 410332-RT, FC 410464-RT (5/21/93) [7-page document]