RENT HIKE GRANTED

Backflow Prevention Device Qualifies as MCI

May 23, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a backflow preventer. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Installation of backflow prevention devices, when required by law, are...

Pointing/Masonry Work Qualified as MCI

April 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and masonry work. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for scraping, priming, and painting of lintels that were not replaced. Landlord...

New Security Cameras Qualify as MCI

March 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of security cameras. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord wasn’t maintaining her apartment. But this claim...

Potential Gas Leak for New Boiler Corrected Quickly

March 17, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the...

Rent Hike for Bathroom Modernization Granted Even Though Tenants Denied Access

March 6, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s MCI rent increase application based on bathroom modernization. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the bathroom modernization wasn’t performed in her apartment. She...

MCI Increase Reduced for Six Years to Offset Loss of Prior MCI

February 22, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on resurfacing of exterior walls and installation of apartment windows. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for the exterior walls based on a prior...

Six Small Water Closet Windows Omitted from Building-Wide Window Replacement

February 17, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of apartment windows. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that not all windows had been replaced. The DHCR ruled for tenants and...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Repiping and Bathroom/Kitchen Modernization

October 26, 2016    

The DHCR granted landlord’s MCI rent increase application based on repiping of hot and cold water lines, as well as bathroom and kitchen modernization. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the work...

Contractor Mobilization Costs Included in Approved MCI Costs

September 28, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new cooling towers, oil to gas conversion, and tank abandonment. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, disallowing $100,000 in mobilization costs....

Tile Floor Replacement Qualifies as MCI

September 28, 2016    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of wiring, gas meters, intercoms, tile floors, vestibule doors, and hallway/lot-line windows. Tenant appealed and lost. Among...

Gas Risers and Meters Qualify as MCIs

September 28, 2016    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of gas risers and meters, but disallowed costs for ineligible engineering costs and filing fees and the installation of meter...

Backflow Prevention Devices Qualify as MCI

September 28, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new intercom, backflow preventers, and related engineering consulting fees. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that...

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