Useful Life of Old Intercoms Hadn't Expired
LVT Number: 9060
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new intercom system. Tenants claimed that the new intercom system didn't work. The DRA granted landlord's application, and tenants appealed. The DHCR ruled for tenants. Landlord's application stated that the old intercom was 15 years old; but it was only 12 years old. So, its useful life hadn't expired. Plus, a DHCR inspection revealed that the new intercom didn't work.
Various Tenants of 442 Decatur Street: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. Nos. HL 230037-RT et al. (6/17/94) [3-page document]