MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Some Apartment Alterations Changed Building's Room Count for MCI Purposes

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of plumbing and gas repiping. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. The DHCR ruled for tenants in part. Tenants claimed that landlord's...

No MCI Increase for Iron Railings Unrelated to Parapet Replacement

August 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on parapet replacement but disallowed the cost of installation and painting of iron railings at the front and rear of the building. Landlord...

Security Camera System Not Connected to All Building Entrances

August 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a boiler/burner, security camera, and pointing. Tenants appealed and won, in part. Tenants claimed that the security camera...

Mobilization Costs Added to Approved MCI Rent Hike

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work for the facade and roof with related architectural fees and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of removing...

Discrepancy in Description of Roof's Square Footage Didn't Bar MCI Increase

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants pointed out that, in a prior MCI...

Engineering Fees and Sump Pump Cost Added to MCI Cost for Elevator Upgrade

August 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed certain costs associated with plans and specifications by engineering services, staircase patching...

Landlord Didn't Submit DOB Sign-Off

August 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof and repointing. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed the costs for fire escape work, rebuilding of a basement entrance, main sewer work...

Backflow Prevention Device Qualifies as Major Capital Improvement

August 20, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a CCTV system, entrance doors, and elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs associated with a roof exhaust fan and related...

Coping Stone Replacement Was Related to Roof Installation

August 20, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes, based on the installation of a new roof with related masonry, insulation, and new coping. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of removal and replacement of...

MCI Increase Granted for Work on Three Out of Four Elevators

August 20, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting increases for work done on three of the building's four elevators. Landlord appealed and lost. Costs...

MCI Increase for Windows Includes Costs for Work Required by LPC

August 19, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new windows and a sidewalk bridge during the work. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of architectural services, special window...

Design Work Costs for Complicated Elevator Upgrade Approved

July 27, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed any increase for the cost of design work, including plans and specifications, for the elevator upgrade. Landlord...

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