MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

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...

Modification of Existing Sprinkler System Didn't Qualify as MCI

March 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new 2-1/2 inch sprinkler water service from the city water main to the building wall. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the work didn’t...

Rent Hike Disallowed for Work Performed Without a Contract

March 17, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of an interior...

Potential Gas Leak for New Boiler Corrected Quickly

March 17, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the...

Rent Hike for Bathroom Modernization Granted Even Though Tenants Denied Access

March 6, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s MCI rent increase application based on bathroom modernization. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the bathroom modernization wasn’t performed in her apartment. She...

Architect Fees for Work Related to MCIs Disallowed

March 6, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed a portion of the MCI costs allocable to an inspector’s fee for concrete placement...

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...

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