Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for Building-Wide Carpet Installation

LVT Number: #30904

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on new carpeting installed throughout the building. The DRA ruled for landlord.

Tenants appealed, and the DHCR denied their petition for administrative review (PAR). Tenants then filed an Article 78 court appeal and argued that the DHCR's decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The court ruled against tenants, who then appealed to a higher court.

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Wages v. DHCR: Index Nos. 11780, 101186/16, 2020 NY Slip Op 03851 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 7/9/20; Acosta, PJ, Manzanet-Daniels, Kapnick, Singh, Gonzalez, JJ)