RENT HIKE GRANTED

Landlord's Rewiring Work Qualified as MCI

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new stoop, front door, and vestibule door, and hallway work and rewiring. The DRA granted the application concerning the new doors and denied all other...

MCI Rent Hike Granted After "C" Violations Cleared

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled against landlord because there were hazardous "C" violations on record with HPD for the building. Landlord appealed and...

New Windows Installed More Than 20 Years After Prior Installation

March 19, 2018    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new apartment and hallway windows. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the new windows didn...

Parapet and Skylight Replacement Qualified as MCIs

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work, including pointing, waterproofing, and related work, along with installation of a new roof and parapet replacement. Tenants appealed...

MCI Increase Granted for Pointing and Waterproofing

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing of the building facade. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the work didn't take six months to complete,...

Building Entrance Doors Qualify as MCI

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building entrance doors. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant told the DRA that the entrance doors didn't comply with the NYC...

Rent Hike Granted for Backflow Preventer and Booster Pump

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on installation of a backflow preventer with related booster pump. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the items didn't qualify as MCIs...

Tenants Can't Raise New Objections on Appeal

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new apartment windows. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the MCI application incorrectly listed their apartments as...

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...

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