MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Some Related Landscaping Costs Added to MCI Increase for Garage Roof

September 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a garage roof and related costs. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some of the claimed related costs. Landlord appealed and won, in...

Some Related Costs Added to MCI Rent Hike for Garage Roof Replacement

September 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a garage roof and related costs. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some of landlord's claimed related costs. Landlord appealed and...

New Doorbells Directly Related to MCI-Qualifying Apartment Entry Doors

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of apartment entry doors and common-area windows. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but excluded from the calculated MCI increases the cost of security...

A/C Grills Installed with Facade Work Not Eligible for MCI Rent Hikes

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building facade work consisting of pointing, waterproofing, masonry replacement, power washing, window lintels/sills, and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in part...

Work Funded by Special Assessment Qualified for MCI Rent Hikes

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration with related engineering services. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the landlord cooperative corporation paid for the MCI out of the co-...

MCI Increase for Facade Work Includes Related Stone Supply Costs

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on landmark facade restoration with related stone supply costs. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenant rents. One tenant appealed and lost. That tenant disputed the...

No Proof Landlord's Affiliate Was General Contractor for MCI Work

August 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof and facade work. Tenant appealed and lost. He claimed that there was an identity of interest between landlord and its general contractor, that...

Boiler/Burner Replacement and Fuel Oil Tank Installation Were One Project

August 25, 2020    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a boiler/burner, elevator upgrade, and hallway flooring. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the installation...

No MCI Increase for New Boiler Without DOB Inspection Certificate

August 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler. The DRA ruled against landlord based on its failure to submit proof of a Certificate of Electrical Inspection from DOB. Landlord appealed and...

Landlord Cleared 'C' Violations to Get MCI Rent Hikes

August 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of parapet, window lintels, brick, roof entrance doors, mortar roof and hallway window replacements, repointing, facade work, and sidewalk bridge rental...

HSTPA Restriction Against MCI Increases Inapplicable on Appeal

August 24, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and accompanying architectural services. The DRA ruled for landlord and tenants appealed. Tenants claimed that the DRA incorrectly processed an MCI...

No MCI Increase for Lobby Renovations

August 17, 2020    

Landlord of the LeFrak City housing complex applied for MCI rent increases for four buildings with a separate connecting lobby structure based on lobby renovations. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed...