RENT HIKE GRANTED

Discrepancy in Description of Roof's Square Footage Didn't Bar MCI Increase

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants pointed out that, in a prior MCI...

Engineering Fees and Sump Pump Cost Added to MCI Cost for Elevator Upgrade

August 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed certain costs associated with plans and specifications by engineering services, staircase patching...

Design Work Costs for Complicated Elevator Upgrade Approved

July 27, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed any increase for the cost of design work, including plans and specifications, for the elevator upgrade. Landlord...

MCI Increase Granted Since "C" Violations Cured

June 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator modernization. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenant's rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that, while the MCI application was pending...

Tenant Must Pay MCI Rent Hike for Garage Door Even If He Doesn't Have Parking Space

May 30, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new garage door. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that he shouldn't have to pay any increase for the garage door...

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...

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