RENT HIKE GRANTED

Landlord Didn't Include DOB Filing Fees in Claimed MCI Costs

December 12, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes, and the DRA ruled for landlord in part, granting increases for a garage roof for an underground garage and related costs for a surface parking lot. The DRA disallowed $20,000 for...

MCI Increase Granted for Rewiring with Related Wall Repair

December 12, 2019    

The DHCR DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on rewiring with related wall repair. Tenant appealed and lost. He claimed that no rewiring was performed in his apartment other than new wires...

Landlord Co-op Corporation Gets MCI Increase for New Windows

December 12, 2019    

Landlord cooperative corporation applied for MCI rent hikes to the building's rent-stabilized tenants based on installation of new apartment windows with related window sill replacement and sidewalk bridging...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for New Absorption Chiller in Central A/C

December 12, 2019    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on an absorption chiller replacement. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the useful life of a prior chiller installation...

MCI Increase Granted for Roof Installation Found to Be Complete, Not Partial

October 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based a new roof and elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and won in part. The DHCR agreed with tenants that some sections of the roof hadn't been...

Security Cameras Installed by Cooperative Qualified as MCI

August 26, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of security cameras at the building. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased rents. Tenants appealed and lost. They argued that the building's...

MCI Increase Granted for Air Conditioning Chiller System

July 23, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of an air conditioning chiller system with related engineering. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant complained that the portion of...

Useful Life of Prior Boiler/Burner Didn't Matter

July 23, 2019    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new boiler/burner. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the replaced boiler/burner was less than 25 years...

Landlord Can Collect MCI Rent Increase While Building Gets J-51 Tax Benefits

July 16, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new intercom system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the MCI was completed while the building received J-51 tax...

MCI Rent Hike for Roof and Facade Work Included Cost of Asbestos Removal

June 20, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on the installation of roofing/leaders, pointing and waterproofing, sidewalk bridging, asbestos removal, and air monitoring. Tenants appealed and...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Heat and Gas Risers

June 20, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of heat and gas risers. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant challenged the room count applied to the rent increase. But tenant...

Tenant Didn't Prove New Burner Failed to Provide Heat and Hot Water

May 21, 2019    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new burner. Tenant appealed and lost. She claimed that there was no heat or hot water at the building in January 2018, when...