RENT HIKE GRANTED

MCI Increase Granted for CCTV Security Camera System

November 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring and installation of a security camera system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the security camera system was landlord...

MCI Increase Granted for Gas Piping Installed with Unit Renovations

November 17, 2022    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of gas piping. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the gas piping was installed in connection with apartment...

DHCR Properly Applied 2% MCI Rent Hike Limit to Tenants' Rents

October 24, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of an intercom, security cameras, new roof, and exterior restoration. Tenants appealed and lost. They...

DHCR Won't Consider Tenant's Room Count Objection Raised on Appeal

October 24, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of two gas boilers. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that her apartment had only two rooms and...

MCI Increase Granted for New Security System

September 28, 2022    

(Decision submitted by Mary D. Milone, Esq. of the Manhattan law firm of Borah, Goldstein, Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel, P.C., attorneys for the landlord.)

Pointing and Waterproofing Work Was Distinct from Prior Pointing Work

September 26, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes. The DRA ruled for landlord based on installation of a new roof, scaffolding, pointing, waterproofing, and lintels. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the MCI costs...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Asbestos Removal Related to Roof Replacement

September 14, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, asbestos removal, air monitoring, and placement of a sidewalk bridge during the work. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants'...

Landlord Properly Cleared "C" Violations on Record

September 14, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of apartment doors, asbestos abatement, a new burner, entrance doors, plumbing, pointing, and a new roof. The DHCR ruled for landlord.

No Useful Life Requirement Prevented MCI Rent Hike If No Prior Hike Was Granted

September 14, 2022    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on gas re-piping. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord's application stated that the existing gas piping was 20...

Garage Roof Replacement Qualified as an MCI

September 14, 2022    

Landlord applied for an MCI rent increase based on installation of a garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord had been negligent in maintaining the garage and...

Tenant Who Didn't Appeal MCI Rent Increase Order Can't Object to Its Modification

July 18, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator issued a modification order in connection with a previously granted MCI rent increase application due to the building's J-51 tax abatement. One tenant appealed and lost. Tenant...

Tenants Claim Landlord Didn't Comply with DOB Requirements for MCI Work

July 18, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work, new windows, balcony doors, and related consulting engineer fees. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that there...