MCI Increase Reduced Temporarily by J-51 Offset

LVT Number: #24489

Tenant appealed an order by the DRA, which temporarily reduced the monthly amount of a previously granted MCI rent hike based on the fact that landlord also received a J-51 tax abatement relating to the MCI. Tenant claimed that the DHCR should also have granted offsets against other previously issued MCI rent hikes for which landlord may have received J-51 tax abatements. The DHCR ruled against tenant. Tax abatement orders are issued solely to offset the MCI increase that was granted for a specific improvement that also was the subject of a tax abatement. The DHCR can't consider issues relating to other MCI orders unrelated to this improvement.