Lintel Replacement by Itself Doesn't Qualify
LVT Number: 16521
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on lintel replacement. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed and lost. Lintel replacement by itself doesn't qualify as an MCI. It must be done in connection with other, qualifying work. In addition, landlord only replaced 195 of 257 lintels. So even if the work otherwise qualified, it wasn't done on a building-wide basis.
1820 Cortelyou LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. QK230012RO (3/4/03) [1-pg. doc.]