MCI Rent Hike Granted for Engineering Work

LVT Number: #24785

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a central air conditioning system but disallowed the cost of engineering fees. Landlord and tenants both appealed. Tenants claimed that they should be reimbursed for the cost of installing individual air conditioners during the time that the central air conditioning was inoperative. Landlord sought the disallowed engineering costs. The DHCR ruled against tenants, finding no allowance under the Rent Stabilization Code for reimbursement of tenants' personal expenses.

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