MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Useful Life of Prior Boiler Didn't Matter

December 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that the new boilers were installed before the expiration of the...

'C' Violations Were Entered by HPD After MCI Application Was Filed

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on gas repiping and intercom installation. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were hazardous C violations on record for the...

No MCI Rent Hike for Rent-Stabilized Tenant

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for an MCI rent hike for the building's sole rent-stabilized tenant based on installation of a boiler, burner, windows, parapet/exterior walls, intercom/mailboxes, entrance lobby vestibule doors...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for New Boiler

December 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the useful life of the prior boiler hadn't expired since...

Chimney Liner Installation Doesn't Qualify as MCI

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new chimney liners and gas conversion. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, a chimney installation must involve a...

MCI Rent Hike for Rewiring Denied

December 24, 2018    

Westchester County landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but denied any increase for rewiring because landlord didn't submit electrical sign-...

DHCR Will Consider Denied MCI Application After Retroactive Rent Restoration Order Issued

December 24, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new security system and exterior door. The DRA ruled against landlord because a DHCR rent reduction order based on reduction in required services was in...

Complaints About Elevator Upgrades Don't Bar MCI Rent Hikes

December 23, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. Tenants claimed that the new elevators were defective and that DOB had issued at least 20...

MCI Rent Hike for Roof to Include Mobilization Costs But Not Engineering Fees

November 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the mobilization costs and professional engineering fees for the project....

Project Mobilization Costs Included in Approved MCI Rent Hike

November 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring, installation of new walls in the building's switch gear room, new hallway facias and case enclosures, as well as foundation reinforcement and steel support...

Court Revokes DHCR Decision Granting MCI Rent Hike

November 25, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on an elevator upgrade. Landlord appealed, and the DHCR ruled for landlord. Tenant then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that the DHCR'...

Violation Placed on Building After MCI Application Docketed

November 18, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a roof water tank. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were hazardous violations in the building. But once an...