Protective Glass Not Required for Hallway Windows
LVT Number: #24973
The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on the installation of hallway windows and entry doors. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that the hallway windows didn't contain protective glass and that the existing entry doors hadn't exceeded their useful lives. Landlord submitted an architect's statement that, for the types of windows installed, building codes didn't require protective glass. And there was no proof that the DHCR had ever granted prior MCI increases for entry doors. So their useful life wasn't an issue.
Eastchester Heights Apartments: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. WH610005RT (6/26/13) [1-pg. doc.]