RENT HIKE GRANTED

MCI Rent Hike Granted for New Trash Compactor

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building-wide windows and a new compactor. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting MCI rent increases. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that no new...

Date of MCI Increase Delayed to Match Clearance of "C" Violations

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and other facade work. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting rent increases. Tenants appealed and won in part.

New Hallway Flooring and Stairway Qualified as MCIs

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a number of building improvements, including a new boiler and tank rooms, mailboxes, hallway floors, new stairway, pointing and waterproofing, concrete walkways, new...

MCI Increase Granted for Backflow Prevention Device

February 11, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a backflow prevention device. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Two tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord...

Rent Hike Granted for Entrance Door, Flooring, and Stair Replacement

January 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a building entrance door, flooring, and stairs. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Among other things, tenant claimed that the...

Partial Pointing and Waterproofing Work Qualified as MCI

January 28, 2020    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on pointing and waterproofing, new intercoms, and associated engineering fees. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that the pointing and...

Tenant's Leak Claim Didn't Prevent MCI Increase for New Roof

January 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that, despite the new roof installation, there was water penetration into...

Tenants Didn't File Objections to MCI Application, Despite Extensions

January 28, 2020    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on building-wide rewiring. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that they didn't receive a copy of the MCI application or a response from...

DHCR Inspection Showed Apartment Had Two Rooms

January 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord improperly designated his apartment as containing two rooms. Tenant...

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...