MCI Increase Granted for Compactor Installation

LVT Number: #28484

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on compactor replacement. The DRA ruled against landlord because it didn't submit a statement from an architect or engineer certifying that the installation of the compactor included a hose bibb, floor drain, and operable sprinkler system in the compactor room. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord argued that in a prior case, the DHCR ruled that an engineer's certified statement wasn't required for a compactor installation. The DHCR said that the prior ruling was in error and didn't represent DHCR policy.

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51-15 Van Kleeck St. Assoc. LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EX110034RO (4/20/18) [3-pg. doc.]