Landlord Didn't Provide Additional Information
LVT Number: 10112
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof and windows. Various tenants objected, claiming defects in the MCIs. The DRA asked landlord for additional information about repairs and also about proof of payment for the work. Landlord never responded. The DRA therefore ruled against landlord and denied any MCI increase. Landlord appealed, claiming that the necessary information was submitted, that it had made good faith attempts to get information from its contractors, and that repairs to the windows took a long time because many tenants were away on vacation in August. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Landlord's MCI application was pending before the DRA for a year and a half. During this time, the DRA made three requests for additional information. Landlord never asked for additional time to comply with those requests. And not all of the requested information had to come from the contractor.
Weiner: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. CK630127RO (2/16/95) [3-page document]