Landlord Gets Partial MCI Rent Hike for New Boiler

LVT Number: #24745

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on boiler replacement, along with a new fireproof roof door with alarm. Landlord claimed that the old boiler was 18 years old and that replacement was needed to ensure heat would be provided during the upcoming winter because the replaced boiler had been leaking. The DRA ruled for landlord in part. The total cost of the work was $34,590. The DRA disallowed $17,040 because the useful life of the prior boiler/burner for which landlord obtained a prior MCI increase in 2000 had not expired. Landlord appealed and lost.

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