Stoop Replacement Doesn't Qualify as MCI
LVT Number: 19635
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on replacement of a building's front stoop. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed, claiming that the stoop was deteriorated to the point that full replacement was needed. The DHCR again ruled against landlord. Even if the old stoop had outlived its useful life, this item was considered an ordinary repair, not a major capital improvement.
126 St. Marks Place: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. UD430049RO (1/11/07) [4-pg. doc.]