No MCI Increase for Iron Railings Unrelated to Parapet Replacement

August 29, 2017
LVT Number: #27897

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on parapet replacement but disallowed the cost of installation and painting of iron railings at the front and rear of the building. Landlord appealed and lost. By itself, the installation of iron railings didn't qualify as an MCI. There were no parapets on the front and rear of the building where the iron railings were installed. So the iron railings weren't installed to achieve the required parapet height under DOB regulations, which would qualify for an MCI rent increase. 

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Unger/Various Tenants: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket Nos. BQ430048RO, BT430053RT (6/2/17) [4-pg. doc.]