New Intercom System Qualifies
LVT Number: 17734
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new intercom system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that the useful life of the old intercom system hadn't expired. The DHCR ruled against tenants. Landlord proved through a contractor's affidavit that the prior intercom system was at least 20 years old, and was decrepit and antiquated. So the new intercom qualified for MCI rent hikes.
149 W. 4th St. Tenants' Assn.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. SC430096RT (10/28/04) [5-pg. doc.]