Replacement of Con Ed Steam Heat System Qualified as MCI

LVT Number: #29868

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new boilers and burners. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that landlord replaced a Con Edison steam heating system with the new boilers/burners and that this shouldn't be considered an MCI because the DHCR had previously ruled in an unrelated 2002 case that such steam heating systems don't have a useful life and their replacement therefore didn't constitute an MCI.

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Kips Bay Tenants Association: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ZF410072RT (11/8/18)[3-pg. document]