MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MCI Increase Granted for Elevator Upgrade

June 21, 2021    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's application for rent increases based on an MCI for an elevator upgrade and new elevator cabs. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the DHCR should have allocated a...

Immediately Hazardous Violations Were Cleared Before Application Filed

May 24, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost.

Lobby Repairs Can't Be Part of MCI Increase for Vestibule

May 24, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new windows, new main entry and vestibule doors, and a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord and deducted a commercial allocation based on...

DHCR Policy Change in Useful Life of Steam Heat System Was Reasonable

April 27, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler in 2014. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and pointed out that Con Edison had installed the prior steam radiator heating system in...

MCI Increase Granted for Backflow Prevention Device Installation

April 20, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work and installation of a backflow prevention device. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant...

Four Apartments with Leaks Permanently Exempted from MCI Rent Hikes

March 25, 2021    

In 2013, the DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's MCI rent increase application, based on exterior restoration, terrace and roof replacements, and consultant fees. Tenants appealed, and in November...

MCI Application Filed Within Two Years of Final Payment Date Was Untimely

March 23, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a chimney relining and boiler. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the application was untimely. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that...

MCI Increase Granted for New Gas System Despite Six-Month Gas Shut-Off

March 23, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new gas system and related construction work, along with intercoms, pointing, and waterproofing. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed...

Backflow Prevention Device Not Required by Law Isn't MCI

February 22, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new sewer line, backflow preventer, laundry room vent with electrical work, and walkway handrails. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that all of...

MCI Increase for Half Screens on Windows Removed

February 22, 2021     #31223

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of apartment and common area windows and a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted rent increases. Tenant appealed and won, in part....

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for Backflow Prevention Device

February 22, 2021    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow prevention device, electric riser/pump, and associated engineering costs. Tenant appealed and...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hikes for New Apartment Doors and Locks

February 22, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent increases based on installation of 32 apartment doors, marble door saddles, Mortise locksets, Segal locks, peep chime viewers, and safety chains. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted...