MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Unrelated Service Complaints Don't Bar MCI Rent Hike for New Gas Boiler

December 18, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent hike application based on installation of a new gas boiler. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that a new boiler wasn't a major capital improvement and that there...

DHCR Prior Opinion on MCI Work Wasn't a Binding Order

December 18, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on repointing of the building facade. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord didn't comply with the terms of a DHCR prior...

DHCR Not Required to Inspect Apartments Before Approving MCI Increase

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring and installation of a new burner. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that insufficient wiring work was done, that the wiring...

Chimney Liner Work Was Related to MCI

December 18, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new burner and new chimney liner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the chimney liner installation was...

Work Related to Boiler/Burner and Security System Installations Disallowed

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a boiler/burner, TV/security system, and main lobby doors. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the main lobby doors...

Effective Date of MCI Rent Hike Delayed

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of apartment windows, exterior restoration, and intercoms. The DRA ruled for landlord but delayed the effective date of the rent increase for rent-...

Incomplete Balcony Repair Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting rent increases for facade work that included whyte replacement, lintel, window caulking, masonry caulking, parapet, roof, copper...

Hallway Restoration Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

November 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on carpet installation, hallway restoration, and a design consultant. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the hallway restoration and design...

Unamended MCI Application Deemed Untimely by DHCR

November 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements, including roof installations. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the roof installation costs because the work was completed more...

Cost of Relining Elevator Cabs Excluded from MCI Increase

November 22, 2017    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the costs for relining elevator cabs and for an elevator consultant. Landlord appealed...

Balcony and Terrace Reconstruction Were Part of Facade Work

October 30, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and accompanying architect services. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that no MCI increase should be granted for balcony/...

Landlord Didn't Replace Entire Roof

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled against landlord because only 3,600 square feet of the 7,200 square foot roof was replaced. Landlord appealed and lost....

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