Replacement of Drainage System Doesn't Qualify
LVT Number: 13484
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the replacement of a drainage system. The DRA ruled against landlord, and landlord appealed. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Landlord had replaced a leaking main sewer pipe in the basement with new cast-iron pipes and reconnected them to area drains and vent stacks, installed a new sump pump discharge line, new valve, fresh air inlets, pipe supports, and main house trap. This was replacement of only one component of the sanitary/sewer system of the building. The work wasn't done in connection with building-wide plumbing or complete repiping, so the work didn't qualify as an MCI.
430 E. 66th St.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. KA410186RO (6/10/99) [2-pg. doc.]