Landlord Had Applied to Restore Rent Before Order Issued
LVT Number: 15292
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a water tank, rewiring, and exterior restoration. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. They claimed that landlord couldn't collect an MCI rent increase because there was a building-wide rent reduction order in effect before the DRA issued the MCI increase order. The DHCR ruled against tenants. Although there was a rent reduction order in effect before the MCI increases were granted, landlord had filed a rent restoration application before the MCI increase order was issued. This application was eventually granted. So landlord wasn't barred from collecting the MCI rent increases.
Various Tenants of 555 Edgecombe Ave.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. OF430087RT (8/20/01) [4-pg. doc.]