RENT HIKE GRANTED

Unrelated Service Complaints Don't Bar MCI Rent Hike for New Gas Boiler

December 18, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent hike application based on installation of a new gas boiler. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that a new boiler wasn't a major capital improvement and that there...

DHCR Prior Opinion on MCI Work Wasn't a Binding Order

December 18, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on repointing of the building facade. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord didn't comply with the terms of a DHCR prior...

DHCR Not Required to Inspect Apartments Before Approving MCI Increase

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on rewiring and installation of a new burner. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that insufficient wiring work was done, that the wiring...

Chimney Liner Work Was Related to MCI

December 18, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new burner and new chimney liner. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the chimney liner installation was...

Effective Date of MCI Rent Hike Delayed

December 18, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of apartment windows, exterior restoration, and intercoms. The DRA ruled for landlord but delayed the effective date of the rent increase for rent-...

Balcony and Terrace Reconstruction Were Part of Facade Work

October 30, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and accompanying architect services. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that no MCI increase should be granted for balcony/...

Concrete Ramps and Area Surveys Necessary Related Work for Garage MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on improvements to a garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Landlord claimed that the DRA improperly disallowed costs for...

MCI Rent Hike for Elevator Upgrade Delayed

October 30, 2017    

The DRA denied landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA found that the building wasn't secure since the upgrade had extended the elevator down to the parking levels. This...

Pointing and Installation of Heat Computer Qualify as MCIs

October 30, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on exterior restoration work and installation of a heat computer. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that landlord didn't submit a diagram...

Water Booster Pump Installed with Backflow Device Qualifies as MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a backflow device and water booster pump. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, approving the backflow device but denying any rent increase for the...

MCI Increase Granted Where Landlord Shows "C" Violations Removed

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants disputed the DRA's finding that all pending HPD immediately hazardous...

"C" Violations Pending When MCI Application Filed Had Been Corrected

September 24, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new steel boiler and hot water storage tanks. Tenants appealed, claiming that it was an error to grant the MCI rent hike...

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