No MCI Increase for New Boiler Without DOB Inspection Certificate

LVT Number: #30925

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler. The DRA ruled against landlord based on its failure to submit proof of a Certificate of Electrical Inspection from DOB. Landlord appealed and lost. It is long-standing DHCR policy that a copy of DOB's electrical sign-off generally is required for a new boiler to qualify as an MCI. While it's true that a DOB sign-off isn't required where a new boiler is connected to existing wiring, landlord's MCI application didn't indicate that the new boiler was connected to existing wiring.

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Missouri Leasing LP: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. HS110026RO (7/13/20) [2-pg. doc.]