RENT HIKE DENIED

Rent Hike Disallowed for Work Performed Without a Contract

March 17, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of an interior...

Work Found Unrelated to Entrance Door and Hallway Flooring Installations

February 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes. The DRA ruled for landlord in part and approved an increase for the installation of basement, vestibule, and entry doors as well as work relating to the hallway flooring of...

Landlord Applied Too Late for MCI Rent Hike Based on A/C Chillers

December 18, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of an air conditioning system. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the installation of air conditioner chillers. Landlord...

Landlord's MCI Application Didn't Detail Work on Balconies and Balustrades

October 26, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on balcony and balustrades restoration, lintel replacement, construction of a sidewalk bridge and engineering services. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the work...

Window and Door Replacements Done Piecemeal

October 26, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new windows and doors. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the work was done in a piecemeal manner and wasn’t part of a consecutively timed...

Rewiring Didn't Include New Risers to Each Apartment

September 29, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring. The DRA ruled against landlord based on landlord’s failure to submit complete information on the electrical work performed and insufficient proof of...

Engineering Fees for Pointing, Waterproofing, and Roofing Disallowed

September 28, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing, waterproofing, and installation of roof replacements. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but disallowed certain items including engineering fees. Landlord...

No MCI Increase for Stucco and Waterproofing Without Pointing

September 28, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing. The DRA ruled against landlord because no pointing work was done. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord claimed that the application of stucco...

One Apartment Exempt from MCI Rent Hike Due to Leak

September 28, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof, pointing, and waterproofing. The DRA ruled for landlord except that it exempted one apartment from the rent increase based on an inspection...

Landlord's MCI Rent Increase Application Was Untimely

August 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that the application was submitted more than two years after the work was completed. Landlord...

Water Main Installation Without Related Repiping Doesn't Qualify as MCI

August 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new water main. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. It is long-standing DHCR policy that a water main doesn’t qualify as an MCI...

Stucco Restoration Doesn't Qualify as MCI

July 22, 2016    

The DRA denied landlord’s MCI rent increase application, which was based on the restoration of exterior stucco walls at the building. Landlord appealed and lost. Landlord argued that only the stucco exterior...