RENT HIKE GRANTED

Work Funded by Special Assessment Qualified for MCI Rent Hikes

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration with related engineering services. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the landlord cooperative corporation paid for the MCI out of the co-...

MCI Increase for Facade Work Includes Related Stone Supply Costs

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on landmark facade restoration with related stone supply costs. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenant rents. One tenant appealed and lost. That tenant disputed the...

No Proof Landlord's Affiliate Was General Contractor for MCI Work

August 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof and facade work. Tenant appealed and lost. He claimed that there was an identity of interest between landlord and its general contractor, that...

Boiler/Burner Replacement and Fuel Oil Tank Installation Were One Project

August 25, 2020    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a boiler/burner, elevator upgrade, and hallway flooring. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the installation...

Landlord Cleared 'C' Violations to Get MCI Rent Hikes

August 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of parapet, window lintels, brick, roof entrance doors, mortar roof and hallway window replacements, repointing, facade work, and sidewalk bridge rental...

HSTPA Restriction Against MCI Increases Inapplicable on Appeal

August 24, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on facade work and accompanying architectural services. The DRA ruled for landlord and tenants appealed. Tenants claimed that the DRA incorrectly processed an MCI...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for Building-Wide Carpet Installation

August 17, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on new carpeting installed throughout the building. The DRA ruled for landlord.

Tenants appealed, and the DHCR denied their petition for administrative review (PAR)....

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Increase for Facade Restoration

July 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on facade restoration at its building. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants raised a number of claims that the DHCR found were groundless. They...

Hallway Flooring and Staircases Qualified as MCIs

March 11, 2020    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on hallway flooring and staircase installations. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the work consisted of only the replacement of old...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for New Trash Compactor

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building-wide windows and a new compactor. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting MCI rent increases. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that no new...

Date of MCI Increase Delayed to Match Clearance of "C" Violations

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and other facade work. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting rent increases. Tenants appealed and won in part.

New Hallway Flooring and Stairway Qualified as MCIs

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of building improvements, including a new boiler and tank rooms, mailboxes, hallway floors, new stairway, pointing and waterproofing, concrete walkways, new...