No MCI Increase for One Rent-Stabilized Apartment in Substantially Rehabbed Building
LVT Number: #30228
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a boiler, windows, intercom, mailboxes, chimney, cornice, new roof, pointing, re-piping, sewer line, and painting/iron works. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Except for one remaining rent-stabilized apartment, the building was exempt from rent stabilization due to substantial rehabilitation. Under DHCR Operational Bulletin 95-2, landlord therefore wasn't entitled to an MCI rent hike for the one remaining rent-stabilized apartment. The DHCR also had made the same ruling in response to a prior MCI application filed by landlord in connection with the same building.
145 West 145th Street LLC: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GU410011RO (5/8/19) [1-pg. doc.]