MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

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....

Concrete Ramps and Area Surveys Necessary Related Work for Garage MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on improvements to a garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Landlord claimed that the DRA improperly disallowed costs for...

MCI Rent Hike for Elevator Upgrade Delayed

October 30, 2017    

The DRA denied landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA found that the building wasn't secure since the upgrade had extended the elevator down to the parking levels. This...

Pointing and Installation of Heat Computer Qualify as MCIs

October 30, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on exterior restoration work and installation of a heat computer. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that landlord didn't submit a diagram...

Water Booster Pump Installed with Backflow Device Qualifies as MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a backflow device and water booster pump. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, approving the backflow device but denying any rent increase for the...

Incomplete Water Main Installation Didn't Qualify as MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new water main. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord's contract stated that the work consisted of replacement of the...

Creation of Additional Rooms in Cellar Changed Room Count

October 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new staircase, sprinklers, video intercom system, rewiring, pointing, and waterproofing. Tenants appealed and won, in part...

MCI Increase Granted Where Landlord Shows "C" Violations Removed

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants disputed the DRA's finding that all pending HPD immediately hazardous...

No MCI Increase for Unexplained Consulting Services

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator modernization and installation of security camera system. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs of filing fees and consulting services. Landlord...

DOB Filing Fees Not Included in MCI Application Costs

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for an inspector's fee for concrete placement cancellation,...

Tenant Elevator Complaints Not Grounds to Revoke MCI Rent Hike

September 24, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the installation wasn't adequately performed. They said that the new...

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