MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Landlord's Rewiring Work Qualified as MCI

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new stoop, front door, and vestibule door, and hallway work and rewiring. The DRA granted the application concerning the new doors and denied all other...

Landlord's Refiled MCI Application Was Untimely

April 22, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's MCI rent hike application based on installation of a new chimney and boiler because the DRA found that the application wasn't filed within two years of the installation completion...

Elevator Upgrade Without Installation of New Selector Doesn't Qualify as MCI

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on new windows, elevator replacement, electrical work, and exterior restoration. The DRA ruled against landlord based on its failure to submit information required for...

MCI Rent Hike Granted After "C" Violations Cleared

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled against landlord because there were hazardous "C" violations on record with HPD for the building. Landlord appealed and...

DHCR Disallowed Some Costs Landlord Claimed Were Part of Garage Roof MCI

March 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on garage roof improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some of landlord's claimed costs. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that painting...

Tenant's Studio Apartment Contains One Room, Not Two

March 19, 2018    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes. The DRO ruled that tenant's apartment contained two rooms. Tenant appealed and argued that her studio apartment contained...

New Windows Installed More Than 20 Years After Prior Installation

March 19, 2018    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new apartment and hallway windows. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the new windows didn...

MCI Payment Didn't Come from Condo Conversion Reserve Fund

March 19, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on roof replacement. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord paid for the MCI out of a condominium reserve fund. But it was the...

Approved Engineering Costs Reduced to Match Reduced Costs of Approved Work

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing with related engineering costs, along with installation of a TV/security system. Tenants appealed and won, in part. It...

Parapet and Skylight Replacement Qualified as MCIs

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work, including pointing, waterproofing, and related work, along with installation of a new roof and parapet replacement. Tenants appealed...

MCI Increase Granted for Pointing and Waterproofing

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing of the building facade. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the work didn't take six months to complete,...

Building Entrance Doors Qualify as MCI

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building entrance doors. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant told the DRA that the entrance doors didn't comply with the NYC...

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