Landlord Can Convert Manual Elevator to Automatic
LVT Number: #24793
Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to modify required services by reducing dwelling space in rent-regulated apartments to accommodate elevator changes. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted permission to convert the service elevator from manual to automated, provided that the building super and porter continued their duties with the same number of work hours as they had prior to the upgrade and conversion. The DRA also gave landlord a waiver of the elevator's useful-life requirement so that landlord could file an MCI application.