NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

NYS DIVISION OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY RENEWAL

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...

DHCR Increases Maximum Collectible Rent for Successor Tenant

January 27, 2019    

Landlord asked the DHCR to determine the legal rent-controlled rent for tenant after the housing court ruled in 2015 that he had succession rights as rent-controlled tenant's son. The DRA ruled that the Maximum...

Tenant's Housekeeper Didn't Prove Succession Rights

January 27, 2019    

Apartment occupant claimed succession rights to rent-stabilized apartment after tenant died. The DRA ruled against occupant who appealed and lost. Occupant claimed that she was a nontraditional family member....

Apartment in Co-op Building Receiving J-51 Benefits Not Subject to Deregulation

January 27, 2019    

Landlord applied in 2011 for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-controlled apartment. Tenant's rent was more than $2,000 per month and landlord sought verification of whether tenant's...

Tenant with Life in 'Chaos' Excused for Not Answering Deregulation Notice

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for high-rent/high-income deregulation of tenant's rent-stabilized apartment in 2015. The DRA ruled for landlord based on tenant's failure to respond to the DRA's notice of the...

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...