Sidewalk Bridge Erected One Year Before Work Started
LVT Number: 17419
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on new windows, an elevator upgrade, exterior restoration, a sidewalk bridge, and engineer's fees. The DRA ruled for landlord in part. Tenants appealed, claiming that the work was maintenance and didn't qualify for an MCI rent hike. The DHCR ruled for tenants in part. The improvements were done properly. But the sidewalk bridge was erected a year before the work started, and tenants shouldn't have to pay for it during that time. So the MCI rent hike was reduced by the amount of the sidewalk bridge fee for this time.
Various Tenants of 145 E. 16th St.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. RJ410067RT (1/2/04) [3-pg. doc.]