MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Courtyard Concrete Installation Costs Disallowed

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration and the sidewalk shed needed while the work was performed. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs for pipe insulation that didn't qualify...

No Commercial Tenant Allocation for MCI Increase Was Required

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of installations. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted rent increases based on elevator upgrading and electrical work, house tank replacement, entrance/lobby...

Notice of Landlord's MCI Application Presumably Mailed by DHCR

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that she never received notice of landlord's application and therefore had no...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Facade Work to One Side of Building

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and installation of a closed circuit TV security system. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the facade installation was...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Backflow Prevention Device

March 18, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow prevention device. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that three buildings used the backflow device. But tenant...

Tenants with Leakage Exempted from MCI Increase

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for exterior restoration work and new windows, with related engineering fees. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that the exterior restoration work was...

MCI Increase Granted for Boiler and Fuel Computer

March 18, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler and fuel computer. The DRA ruled for landlord, except to disallow the cost to reroute building "drips" in water return lines and for...

Tenants in Reregulated Building Were Subject to MCI Rent Hikes

February 21, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's rent increase application based on window replacement. Landlord appealed and won. Landlord claimed that the list of affected apartments should be amended to include those apartments...

MCI Increase Granted for Elevator Modernization

February 21, 2019    

The DRA approved landlord's MCI rent increase application based on elevator modernization. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that a prior MCI rent increase was granted for an elevator upgrade within the...

MCI Kitchen Upgrades Didn't Reduce Apartment Sizes

February 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on repiping, including gas risers, as well as kitchen and bathroom upgrades. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the work was defective...

Landlord Can't Collect MCI Increase Until Rent Restoration Order Issued

January 28, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on the installation of a new boiler/burner and chimney. Tenant appealed and lost. She argued that her rent had been reduced by the DHCR. But the DRA...

Useful Life of Prior Facade Work Didn't Matter

January 28, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing with related architectural services. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the useful life of the prior work...