MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Landlord Didn't Obtain Certificate to Operate Boiler

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by David Hershey-Webb, Esq. of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph, LLP, attorneys for the tenants.)

MCI Application for Window Replacement Denied

April 26, 2019    

(Decision submitted by David Hershey-Webb, Esq. of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP, attorneys for the tenant).

Parking Area Wasn't Commercial Space for MCI Purposes

April 25, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, facade and parapet restoration, bulkhead and entrance doors, intercoms, and related architectural fees. The DRA ruled for landlord but set the...

MCI Rent Hike Delayed Until Hazardous Violations Corrected

April 25, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application, based on installation of a new roof and exterior restoration. The DRA set the effective date of the increase as April 1, 2014, which was the first rent...

MCI Increase Granted for Handicap Lift

April 25, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a handicap lift. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that she should be exempt from the MCI rent increase because she had no...

Hallway/Lot-Line Windows Installed Without Protective Wired Glass

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of lot-line/hallway windows. The DRA ruled against landlord because "protectives" like wired glass, weren't included in the installation....

Apartments Were Correctly Registered with DHCR

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on elevator upgrading and installation of a new roof. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the MCI application should have been denied...

Courtyard Concrete Installation Costs Disallowed

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration and the sidewalk shed needed while the work was performed. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs for pipe insulation that didn't qualify...

No Commercial Tenant Allocation for MCI Increase Was Required

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of installations. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted rent increases based on elevator upgrading and electrical work, house tank replacement, entrance/lobby...

Notice of Landlord's MCI Application Presumably Mailed by DHCR

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that she never received notice of landlord's application and therefore had no...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Facade Work to One Side of Building

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and installation of a closed circuit TV security system. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the facade installation was...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Backflow Prevention Device

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow prevention device. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that three buildings used the backflow device. But tenant...