Tenants with Leakage Exempted from MCI Increase
LVT Number: #29988
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for exterior restoration work and new windows, with related engineering fees. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that the exterior restoration work was piecemeal and not properly completed, and that the new windows were defective. The DHCR ruled for tenants in part. Since landlord's and tenants' engineers submitted conflicting reports on the exterior work, the DRA properly relied on DHCR inspection. The DHCR inspector found active leakage through the exterior walls in only two apartments out of 56 units.
275 Central Park West Tenants Association: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. BO430028RT (1/17/19) [2-pg. doc.]