MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

MCI Increase Granted for Converting Fuel Source

February 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration with related consultant services, as well as a heating system conversion. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting the rent increases. Tenants appealed...

No MCI Increase for Roof That Leaked

February 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a hot water heater supplier and installer, a burner, and a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but denied any increase for the roof. The DHCR...

MCI Increase Granted for Replacement of Vestibule Doors

February 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of vestibule doors. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the cost for the doors was excessive. Landlord pointed out that...

Replacement of Basement Doors Not Needed to Complete Courtyard MCI

January 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a courtyard/walkway installation, architect's fee, related inspections, courtyard doors, and a TV/security system. The DRA ruled for landlord.

Landlord's Violation Clearance Complied with Law

January 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide rewiring, plumbing re-piping, and gas re-piping. The DRA ruled for landlord and tenants appealed, making a number of claims.

Landlord Didn't Respond to Notice of Amended Violation Provisions Added by HSTPA

January 24, 2022    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that landlord had failed to submit proof of all payments as well as proof of having resolved all...

No Second MCI Increase for Facade Work Within Useful Life of Prior Work

December 22, 2021    

The DHCR denied landlord's application for an MCI rent hike relating to pointing, waterproofing, and related facade work. Landlord then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that the DHCR's decision was...

MCI Increase Granted for New Roof and Facade Work, including Parapet Replacements

December 21, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof as well as building facade restoration, pointing, and waterproofing. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants incorrectly...

DHCR Properly Applied HSTPA Provisions to Pending MCI Rent Increase Application

December 19, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes in June 2018 based on several improvements, including elevator upgrading, a new compactor, and a new TV/security system. The DRA ruled for landlord in part in February 2021. The...

Tenant's Roof Leak Claim Raised for First Time on Appeal

December 19, 2021    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. Tenant appealed and lost. In her PAR, tenant claimed that there were leaks and water damage in her apartment that...

HSTPA Changes Can't Be Applied Retroactively to Appeal of MCI Rent Hikes

December 19, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on facade restoration, with related engineering fees and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in 2012. Tenants appealed and won in part. Tenants then filed an Article 78...

Boiler/Burner Conversion from Oil to Gas Wasn't an MCI

December 19, 2021    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. Tenants appealed, claiming that landlord didn't replace the old boiler/burner. Instead, landlord...