New Elevator Work Qualifies Despite Prior Elevator Upgrade

LVT Number: #24754

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a 2007 elevator upgrade. The DHCR ruled against landlord because the useful life of a 1991 elevator MCI hadn't expired. Landlord appealed, claiming that the DHCR's decision was unreasonable. The court ruled against landlord, but the appeals court reversed and revoked the DHCR's decision. The court sent the case back for reconsideration, noting that the DHCR could disallow any duplicate portions of landlord's costs. The DHCR now ruled for landlord and disallowed just $16,300 of the $196,100 cost.

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