Landlord's Smoke Stack Installation Was Piecemeal
LVT Number: #24743
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof and smoke stack. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting the increase for the roof. But the DRA denied any increase for the smoke stack, finding that the work was piecemeal. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the entire chimney was done in two stages. The contractor replaced the existing chimney flue from the top of the brick pier to 5 feet above the roof level.