Roof Wasn't Installed in Workmanlike Manner
LVT Number: 11786
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but disallowed any rent increase for roof work and intercom installation. Landlord appealed. The DHCR ruled against landlord regarding the roof work. Installation of one ply of traditional asphalt-based materials may have qualified for an MCI rent increase at the time landlord did the work. But the work landlord did needed to be fixed within 2 1/2 years after it was done. An inspection showed that the roof was bubbled and blistered throughout. So the work didn't qualify as an MCI because it was performed in an unworkmanlike manner. The DHCR ruled for landlord on the issue of the intercom. It qualified as an MCI since it was an upgrade of the prior buzzer system.
Carbed Assocs.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. ED430236RO (3/13/97) [2-page document]