Masonry Replacement in Building's Back Wall
LVT Number: 16576
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on masonry replacement performed on the back wall of the building. The DRA ruled against landlord because landlord already got an MCI increase for masonry/sandblasting work six months earlier and the useful life hadn't expired. Landlord appealed, pointing out that the prior MCI hike was for work done on the front of the building. The new work was done on the back of the building. The DHCR ruled for landlord. Pointing and masonry work, as needed, qualifies as an MCI. The work on the back wall qualified for a rent hike as part of the work done at the same time on the front of the building.
Brody: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. QE410004RP (4/28/03) [6-pg. doc.]