Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for New Common Area Doors
LVT Number: #31133
Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on new common area doors to the roof and boiler room and a new boiler/burner. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant questioned the cost of the new doors,whether they were even installed, whether the useful life of prior doors had expired, and whether landlord's contractor was properly licensed. The DHCR found that landlord properly documented the work done. The useful life of prior doors didn't matter since no prior MCI increase was ever granted for the common area doors in the building.