Rent Hike Granted for Entrance Door, Flooring, and Stair Replacement

LVT Number: #30568

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a building entrance door, flooring, and stairs. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Among other things, tenant claimed that the cosmetic alterations to flooring and stairs were ordinary repairs, not MCIs, and that the work was defective. Tenant also claimed that the useful life of the prior entrance door hadn't expired. But the DRA had already found that tenant submitted insufficient proof of her claims that the work was defective. And no prior MCI increase had been granted for entrance door replacement.

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Kraus: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. EN410003RT (11/22/19) [2-pg. doc.]