RENT HIKE GRANTED

DHCR Policy Change in Useful Life of Steam Heat System Was Reasonable

April 27, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler in 2014. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and pointed out that Con Edison had installed the prior steam radiator heating system in...

MCI Increase Granted for Backflow Prevention Device Installation

April 20, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work and installation of a backflow prevention device. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant...

MCI Increase Granted for New Gas System Despite Six-Month Gas Shut-Off

March 23, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new gas system and related construction work, along with intercoms, pointing, and waterproofing. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for Backflow Prevention Device

February 22, 2021    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow prevention device, electric riser/pump, and associated engineering costs. Tenant appealed and...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hikes for New Apartment Doors and Locks

February 22, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent increases based on installation of 32 apartment doors, marble door saddles, Mortise locksets, Segal locks, peep chime viewers, and safety chains. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted...

Landlord Gets MCI Rent Hike for New Common Area Doors

December 18, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on new common area doors to the roof and boiler room and a new boiler/burner. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant questioned the cost of...

Tenant Dissatisfaction with New Balcony Didn't Bar MCI Increase

December 17, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work and related architectural services. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Among other things, tenants claimed that...

Cost of Heat Timer Included in MCI Increase for Burner Installation

December 17, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on a number of improvements. The DRA ruled for landlord based on elevator upgrading, related elevator cab work, electrical upgrade, concrete work, pointing and...

MCI Increase Granted for Asbestos Removal During New Roof Installation

October 26, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, along with asbestos removal. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the roof had collapsed...

HSTPA Amendments Concerning Immediately Hazardous Violations Didn't Apply

October 26, 2020    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a backflow prevention device. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the installation wasn't required by...

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...