Landlord Needn't Replace Sliding Door as Part of Window Installation
LVT Number: 18426
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new apartment windows. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenant appealed. His apartment had a sliding glass door, which landlord didn't replace. He claimed that he shouldn't have to pay the MCI rent hike. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Landlord replaced all the windows in tenant's apartment that were similar to windows throughout the building. Tenant's sliding door was a special feature not found throughout the building. So landlord wasn't required to replace this as part of the MCI window replacement.
422 W. 22nd St.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. TE410065RT (9/29/05) [2-pg. doc.]