MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MCI Rent Hike for Rewiring Denied

December 24, 2018    

Westchester County landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but denied any increase for rewiring because landlord didn't submit electrical sign-...

DHCR Will Consider Denied MCI Application After Retroactive Rent Restoration Order Issued

December 24, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new security system and exterior door. The DRA ruled against landlord because a DHCR rent reduction order based on reduction in required services was in...

Complaints About Elevator Upgrades Don't Bar MCI Rent Hikes

December 23, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. Tenants claimed that the new elevators were defective and that DOB had issued at least 20...

MCI Rent Hike for Roof to Include Mobilization Costs But Not Engineering Fees

November 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the mobilization costs and professional engineering fees for the project....

Project Mobilization Costs Included in Approved MCI Rent Hike

November 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring, installation of new walls in the building's switch gear room, new hallway facias and case enclosures, as well as foundation reinforcement and steel support...

Court Revokes DHCR Decision Granting MCI Rent Hike

November 25, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on an elevator upgrade. Landlord appealed, and the DHCR ruled for landlord. Tenant then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that the DHCR'...

Violation Placed on Building After MCI Application Docketed

November 18, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a roof water tank. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were hazardous violations in the building. But once an...

Partial Parapet Wall Replacement Doesn't Qualify as MCI

November 18, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on parapet wall replacement and exterior waterproofing. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that all parapets on the building weren't replaced and the exterior...

Landlord Claims Building Is Substantially Rehabilitated

November 18, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new intercom, roof, windows, and other items. The DRA denied landlord's application based on landlord's failure to provide proof that five...

Effective Date of MCI Rent Hikes Delayed

October 29, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes in 2007 based on a number of improvements. The DRA disallowed any increase for elevator upgrading but granted MCI rent increases for new doors, a new TV/security system, new remote...

MCI Rent Hikes Amortized over 108 Months for Building Complex

October 22, 2018    

Landlord of a 10-building complex applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord and directed that the MCI rent increases be amortized over 108 months....

Costs for Site Safety Manager Included in MCI Rent Hike

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and facade work, engineering-pointing, and installation of an oil tank. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for landlord's...