MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Concrete Replacement Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

January 28, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new concrete yards at its building. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, concrete resurfacing must involve the...

Landlord's Brownstone Stoop Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

January 28, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a brownstone stoop and steps and wall border resurfacing. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. It's the DHCR's established...

CCTV Security System Qualifies as MCI

January 27, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. It is long-standing DHCR policy that the installation of a CCTV security...

DHCR Adds Mobilization Costs to Approved MCI Increase

January 27, 2019    

The DRA partially granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on facade restoration, parapet replacement, new garage roofs, and architect services. The DRA disallowed lintel refurbishment costs, air...

DHCR Delayed Effective Date of MCI Rent Hikes

January 27, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on compactor replacement. The DRA ruled for landlord, but landlord appealed, seeking modification of the order. The DRA ruled that Aug. 1, 2017, was the effective date of the...

Replacement of Con Ed Steam Heat System Qualified as MCI

January 27, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new boilers and burners. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that landlord replaced a Con Edison steam heating system...

Landlord Submitted Architect Statement That Violation Was Corrected

January 27, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and exterior restoration of its building. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that building-wide gas service hadn't been...

Useful Life of Prior Boiler Didn't Matter

December 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that the new boilers were installed before the expiration of the...

'C' Violations Were Entered by HPD After MCI Application Was Filed

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on gas repiping and intercom installation. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were hazardous C violations on record for the...

No MCI Rent Hike for Rent-Stabilized Tenant

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for an MCI rent hike for the building's sole rent-stabilized tenant based on installation of a boiler, burner, windows, parapet/exterior walls, intercom/mailboxes, entrance lobby vestibule doors...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for New Boiler

December 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the useful life of the prior boiler hadn't expired since...

Chimney Liner Installation Doesn't Qualify as MCI

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new chimney liners and gas conversion. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, a chimney installation must involve a...