NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

Some Apartment Alterations Changed Building's Room Count for MCI Purposes

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of plumbing and gas repiping. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. The DHCR ruled for tenants in part. Tenants claimed that landlord's...

No MCI Increase for Iron Railings Unrelated to Parapet Replacement

August 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on parapet replacement but disallowed the cost of installation and painting of iron railings at the front and rear of the building. Landlord...

Security Camera System Not Connected to All Building Entrances

August 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a boiler/burner, security camera, and pointing. Tenants appealed and won, in part. Tenants claimed that the security camera...

Mobilization Costs Added to Approved MCI Rent Hike

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work for the facade and roof with related architectural fees and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of removing...

Discrepancy in Description of Roof's Square Footage Didn't Bar MCI Increase

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants pointed out that, in a prior MCI...

Landlord Replaced Window Security Gate

August 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services, claiming that landlord had removed an improper window security gate and failed to replace it. The DRA ruled against tenant, who appealed and lost. Tenant...

Some Services Not Provided When Building Transferred from Mitchell-Lama to Stabilization

August 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Among other things, the DRA found that landlord had...

DHCR Inspector Found That Intercom System Didn't Work

August 28, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a defective intercom system. The DRA ruled for tenants and reduced their rents. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that...

Engineering Fees and Sump Pump Cost Added to MCI Cost for Elevator Upgrade

August 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed certain costs associated with plans and specifications by engineering services, staircase patching...

Landlord Didn't Submit DOB Sign-Off

August 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof and repointing. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed the costs for fire escape work, rebuilding of a basement entrance, main sewer work...

Landlord Removed Intercom Connection to Concierge Desk

August 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenant complained of a reduction in services based on decreased intercom service. The DRA ruled for tenant and reduced his rent. Landlord appealed and lost. While tenant's complaint concerned...

No Monthly Rent Reduction for Tenants

August 27, 2017    

Rent-stabilized tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services based on a dirty entrance and stairways due to construction crews; a decrease in lobby security service; cardboard planks left in hallways...

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