Landlord Gets Increase for New Intercoms
LVT Number: 10474
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements, including a new intercom system. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. They claimed that the cost of the intercom system included installation of a closed circuit TV system that was of no benefit to them. The DHCR ruled against tenants. Landlord's contractor stated that new wires were run to all apartments, and new intercoms were installed in all apartments to replace the existing system, which was over 30 years old. The $5,000 charge for this work didn't include any part of the installation and wiring for two TV monitors.
Schoenfeldt: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. DI430034RT (12/15/95) [4-page document]