MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MCI Increase Reduced for Six Years to Offset Loss of Prior MCI

February 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on resurfacing of exterior walls and installation of apartment windows. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the exterior walls based on a prior...

Work Found Unrelated to Entrance Door and Hallway Flooring Installations

February 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes. The DRA ruled for landlord in part and approved an increase for the installation of basement, vestibule, and entry doors as well as work relating to the hallway flooring of...

Cornice Replacement Costs Were Related to Facade Restoration MCI

February 21, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof, facade restoration, and engineer fees, but denied any increase for bulkhead parapet repairs, cornice wood deck...

Six Small Water Closet Windows Omitted from Building-Wide Window Replacement

February 17, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of apartment windows. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that not all windows had been replaced. The DHCR ruled for tenants and...

DHCR Must Reconsider Landlord's MCI Increase Application

February 10, 2017    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for rent hikes based on MCIs. The DHCR ruled against landlord, who then filed an Article 78 court appeal claiming that the DHCR’s decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The court...

Landlord Applied Too Late for MCI Rent Hike Based on A/C Chillers

December 18, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of an air conditioning system. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the installation of air conditioner chillers. Landlord...

Tenant Disputes Room Count

October 28, 2016    

The DRA granted...

New Entrance Stairs Don't Qualify as MCI

October 26, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new entrance stairs, expediting services, architect services, and permit fees. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord pointed out...

Landlord's MCI Application Didn't Detail Work on Balconies and Balustrades

October 26, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on balcony and balustrades restoration, lintel replacement, construction of a sidewalk bridge and engineering services. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the work...

Window and Door Replacements Done Piecemeal

October 26, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new windows and doors. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the work was done in a piecemeal manner and wasn’t part of a consecutively timed...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Repiping and Bathroom/Kitchen Modernization

October 26, 2016    

The DHCR granted landlord’s MCI rent increase application based on repiping of hot and cold water lines, as well as bathroom and kitchen modernization. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the work...

Rewiring Didn't Include New Risers to Each Apartment

September 29, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring. The DRA ruled against landlord based on landlord’s failure to submit complete information on the electrical work performed and insufficient proof of...

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