RENT HIKE DENIED

RENT HIKE DENIED

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...

Chimney Liner Installation Doesn't Qualify as MCI

December 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new chimney liners and gas conversion. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, a chimney installation must involve a...

MCI Rent Hike for Rewiring Denied

December 24, 2018    

Westchester County landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but denied any increase for rewiring because landlord didn't submit electrical sign-...

Court Revokes DHCR Decision Granting MCI Rent Hike

November 25, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on an elevator upgrade. Landlord appealed, and the DHCR ruled for landlord. Tenant then filed an Article 78 court appeal, claiming that the DHCR'...

Partial Parapet Wall Replacement Doesn't Qualify as MCI

November 18, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on parapet wall replacement and exterior waterproofing. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that all parapets on the building weren't replaced and the exterior...

Boiler Heat Timer Control Didn't Qualify as MCI

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a heat timer control on a building's boiler. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. The replacement only of the boiler control...

Landlord Didn't Get Waiver of Useful Life Requirement for Boiler

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a boiler and chimney blockage. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. Landlord obtained a prior MCI rent increase in 2002...

Effective Date of MCI Rent Hike Delayed Until HPD Clears Violations

July 18, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes for pointing and roof installation but delayed the effective date to Jan. 1, 2016, after all "C" violations for lead paint were removed from HPD...

MCI Rent Hike Application Denied as Untimely

July 18, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on boiler/burner installation because the application was filed more than two years after the work was completed. Landlord appealed and lost....

Plumbing Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

June 26, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's MCI rent increase application based on plumbing work, finding that the work didn't qualify as an MCI. Landlord appealed and lost. To qualify as an MCI, plumbing work must consist of...

Landlord's Parapet Repair Work Didn't Qualify as MCI

June 26, 2018    

The DRA denied landlord's MCI rent increase application, finding that repairs to balusters, cornices, dentils, and coping stones were repair and maintenance work, not major capital improvements. Landlord appealed...

MCI Increase Revoked Due to Defective Roof and Facade Work

June 24, 2018    

(Decision submitted by David Hershey-Webb of the Manhattan law firm of Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph, LLP, attorneys for the tenants.)