MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Installation of Electrical Meters Without Additional Rewiring Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

May 25, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of electrical meters. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Rewiring qualifies as an MCI if the electrical upgrading includes...

Gas Line Replacement Didn't Qualify as MCI

May 25, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a gas line. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. A building-wide gas line/piping generally qualifies as an MCI. But the installation...

Resurfaced Courtyard Without Tenant Access Doesn't Qualify as MCI

May 23, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on courtyard resurfacing. The DRA ruled against landlord because tenants didn’t have access to the resurfaced courtyard. Landlord appealed and lost. Although landlord...

Backflow Prevention Device Qualifies as MCI

May 23, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a backflow preventer. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Installation of backflow prevention devices, when required by law, are...

No MCI Rent Hike for Boiler/Burner and A/C Equipment

May 23, 2017    

The DRA denied landlord’s MCI rent increase application for air conditioning equipment and a boiler/burner. Landlord appealed and lost. The building had a Con Edison steam heating system with an indefinite...

Pointing/Masonry Work Qualified as MCI

April 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and masonry work. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for scraping, priming, and painting of lintels that were not replaced. Landlord...

MCI Rent Hike Denied for Boiler/Burner

April 27, 2017    

(Decision submitted by David A. Weinraub of the Manhattan law firm of Grad & Weinraub, LLP, attorneys for the tenants.)

Certain Costs for Related Work Included in Rent Hike for Elevator Upgrade

April 26, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading with related shaft work and professional fees. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed rent increases for related work. Landlord appealed and...

New Flooring Installed Only on Landings Didn't Qualify as MCI

April 26, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide floor finishing. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. While flooring installation is a major capital improvement, to qualify as an MCI, the...

Loft Building Was Rent Stabilized by Time MCI Application Was Filed

March 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration, installation of a roof water tank, and a sidewalk bridge. The DRA ruled against landlord because the work was done while the building was under the...

Work Relating to Penthouse Addition Disallowed in Connection with Roof MCI

March 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled against landlord. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Items claimed by landlord to be related to the MCI were still disallowed....

New Security Cameras Qualify as MCI

March 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of security cameras. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord wasn’t maintaining her apartment. But this claim...

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