Work at Building Didn't Qualify as Substantial Rehabilitation
LVT Number: 13949
Landlord applied to the DRA for a determination that a building was exempt from rent stabilization because of a substantial rehabilitation done in 1989. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord showed only that the heating, gas, electrical, intercom, and window systems were completely replaced. The building entrance doors were replaced, too. Although apartment entrance doors were replaced, many were shaved down to fit existing doorframes. The defective plumbing system wasn't replaced except for piecemeal repair work. Similarly, work done to the kitchens, bathrooms, ceilings, walls, and floors in the apartments was repair work. The roof wasn't rehabilitated until sometime later.
City East Assocs., L.P.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. NH420003RP (1/20/00) [3-pg. doc.]