MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

New Windows Installed More Than 20 Years After Prior Installation

March 19, 2018    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new apartment and hallway windows. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the new windows didn...

MCI Payment Didn't Come from Condo Conversion Reserve Fund

March 19, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on roof replacement. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord paid for the MCI out of a condominium reserve fund. But it was the...

Approved Engineering Costs Reduced to Match Reduced Costs of Approved Work

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing with related engineering costs, along with installation of a TV/security system. Tenants appealed and won, in part. It...

Parapet and Skylight Replacement Qualified as MCIs

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work, including pointing, waterproofing, and related work, along with installation of a new roof and parapet replacement. Tenants appealed...

MCI Increase Granted for Pointing and Waterproofing

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing of the building facade. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the work didn't take six months to complete,...

Building Entrance Doors Qualify as MCI

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building entrance doors. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant told the DRA that the entrance doors didn't comply with the NYC...

Rewiring Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

February 23, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord installed seven new meters and distribution boxes, along with six A/C lines and outlets in each...

MCI Application Denied Due to Pending Class "C" HPD Violations

February 23, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a boiler/burner. The DRA ruled against landlord based on the fact that there were immediately hazardous Class C violations on record with HPD for the...

Rent Hike Granted for Backflow Preventer and Booster Pump

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow preventer with related booster pump. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the items didn't qualify as MCIs...

Tenants Can't Raise New Objections on Appeal

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new apartment windows. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the MCI application incorrectly listed their apartments as...

Computerized Heat Control System Isn't an MCI

February 23, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a computerized heat control system. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. It's the DHCR's established position that installation...

Computerized Heat Control System Doesn't Qualify as MCI

January 19, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a computerized heat control system. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. It is the DHCR's established position that installation...