MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Effective Date of MCI Rent Hikes Delayed

October 29, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes in 2007 based on a number of improvements. The DRA disallowed any increase for elevator upgrading but granted MCI rent increases for new doors, a new TV/security system, new remote...

MCI Rent Hikes Amortized over 108 Months for Building Complex

October 22, 2018    

Landlord of a 10-building complex applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord and directed that the MCI rent increases be amortized over 108 months....

Costs for Site Safety Manager Included in MCI Rent Hike

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and facade work, engineering-pointing, and installation of an oil tank. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for landlord's...

Boiler Heat Timer Control Didn't Qualify as MCI

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a heat timer control on a building's boiler. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The replacement only of the boiler control...

Landlord Didn't Get Waiver of Useful Life Requirement for Boiler

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a boiler and chimney blockage. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord obtained a prior MCI rent increase in 2002...

Landlord Proves It Didn't Claim DOB Filing Fees as Part of MCI Cost

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on improvements to the building's underground garage roof and surface parking lot. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some claimed costs. Landlord appealed...

MCI Rent Hike Delayed to Date that "C" Violation Was Cleared

September 24, 2018    

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

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes...

No MCI Rent Hike for Engineering Consulting Fees

September 15, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new central air conditioning equipment. The DRA ruled for landlord, but disallowed costs associated with a consulting engineer. Landlord appealed and...

Cosmetic Work to Modernize Vestibule Didn't Qualify as MCI

August 14, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading, a new elevator cab, new entrance and vestibule doors, parking lot asphalt, and a parking lot sub-base. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but denied...

Outstanding "C" Violation Barred MCI Rent Hike for One Apartment Only

July 27, 2018    

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

MCI Increase Revoked Because Penthouse Roofs Not Replaced

July 27, 2018    

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

The DRA granted landlord's...

Portion of MCI Costs Paid by Co-op Sponsor Disallowed from Rent Hikes

July 27, 2018    

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