RENT HIKE GRANTED

MCI Increase Granted for New Roof, Pointing, and Exterior Restoration

May 23, 2024    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, pointing, and exterior restoration. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. They claimed that the roof wasn't installed in a...

DHCR Grants Waiver of Reasonable Cost Schedule for Landmark Building Windows

May 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of lot line and hallway windows in a landmark building. The DRA ruled for landlord; tenants appealed and lost.

Tenants argued that the DRA...

Landlord's Application Was Timely in Light of Delay Caused by Defective Floor Coating

April 26, 2024    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration with related professional services. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that landlord hadn't filed its application within two years of...

Landlord Obtained Waiver of Reasonable Cost Schedule Limit for Elevator Modernization

March 26, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator modernization. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord failed to submit...

Landlord Can Get MCI Increase for New Intercom System

February 26, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes in 2011, based on installation of a new boiler, security system, intercom, and fencing. The DRA ruled for landlord in 2013, except that fencing costs were disallowed....

Landlord Properly Filed Requests to Waive Useful Life Limitations for Elevator MCI

February 23, 2024    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator modernization. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. The Tenants' Association appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that landlord failed...

MCI Rent Hike Granted in Accordance with DHCR Reasonable Cost Schedule

February 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new windows building-wide. The DRA ruled for landlord, finding it had replaced 518 windows in the building as well as nine windows in the...

Qualifying MCI Work Need Not Be Performed to Entire Building Complex

February 20, 2024    

Landlord of a large apartment complex containing 35 buildings applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes at 12 buildings, based on installation of new roofs, facade restoration, and related engineering fees. The DRA...

Landlord Showed Building Was Properly Maintained During MCI Work

February 20, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide rewiring. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord wasn't maintaining the building at the time it...

MCI Increase Granted for Exterior Restoration Work

January 25, 2024    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work at its building. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the exterior restoration work was unnecessary because...

Tenant Receiving DRIE Benefits Exempted from Payment of MCI Rent Increase

January 25, 2024    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide electrical rewiring. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the granted MCI rent increase didn't apply to...

Landlord Replaced More Than 80 Percent of Building's Windows

December 18, 2023    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new windows. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the work didn't benefit all building tenants...