MCI Increase for Windows Includes Costs for Work Required by LPC

August 19, 2017
LVT Number: #27845

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new windows and a sidewalk bridge during the work. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of architectural services, special window coloring, painting, and rubbish removal. Landlord appealed and won, in part. It was long-standing DHCR policy to exclude painting costs, even when done in connection with MCIs, because they are ordinary repairs and maintenance. New screens were also properly excluded since that was only a partial installation.

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Hudson Street Equities Group LP/Various Tenants: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. ZD430025RT, ZE430013RO (6/2/17) [3-pg. doc.]