MCI Rent Hike Granted for Elevator Cab Remodeling

LVT Number: #24572

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DCHR ruled for landlord in part, but disallowed $12,750 for the elevator cab after DHCR inspection found that the cab didn't appear to be recently installed. Landlord appealed. The court ruled against landlord, but the appeals court sent the case back to the DHCR for reconsideration. The appeals court said that the DHCR didn't notify landlord during the proceeding that the elevator cab's workmanship was in question or gave landlord a chance to respond. Therefore, landlord was denied due process.

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