RENT HIKE DENIED

Hallway Restoration Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

November 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on carpet installation, hallway restoration, and a design consultant. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the hallway restoration and design...

Unamended MCI Application Deemed Untimely by DHCR

November 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements, including roof installations. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the roof installation costs because the work was completed more...

Landlord Didn't Replace Entire Roof

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled against landlord because only 3,600 square feet of the 7,200 square foot roof was replaced. Landlord appealed and lost....

Incomplete Water Main Installation Didn't Qualify as MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new water main. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord's contract stated that the work consisted of replacement of the...

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...

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...

MCI Increase Granted for Work on Three Out of Four Elevators

August 20, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting increases for work done on three of the building's four elevators. Landlord appealed and lost. Costs...

Staircase Work Didn't Constitute Major Capital Improvement

July 27, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new staircase. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the steel staircase frame, hand rails, railing, and posts weren't new installations....

Partial Parapet Replacement Doesn't Qualify as MCI

July 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on parapet wall/lintel installation. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Partial replacement of parapet walls doesn't qualify as an MCI unless done as...

Iron Railings Costs Disallowed in Connection with Parapet Installation

July 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on parapet replacement. The DHCR ruled for landlord but disallowed the cost of installation and painting of iron railings at the front and rear of the building and of filing...

Partial Concrete Resurfacing Didn't Qualify as MCI

June 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on concrete resurfacing and a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the concrete resurfacing work. Backyard drywall construction to...

15-Year Useful Life of Prior Air Conditioning System Hadn't Expired

June 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a central air conditioning system. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the useful life for a prior MCI for an HVAC installation hadn't...

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