Rescinded DOB Stop-Work Order Didn't Bar MCI Increase

LVT Number: #24633

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord, and approved a cost of $35,200 for roof replacement with metal flashing. Tenants appealed and lost. Among other things, tenants claimed that the roof work was done due to a fire, that the cost of the work was paid for by landlord's insurance proceeds, and that the work was done without a DOB permit. It didn't matter why the work was done, and landlord's insurance proceeds were deducted from the claimed MCI costs.

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