RENT HIKE GRANTED

MCI Increase Granted for Electrical Upgrade, Including Meter Boxes

June 13, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator approved landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on an electrical upgrade. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the installation of seven meters included in...

New Chimney Installation Qualified as MCI

June 13, 2022    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new chimney, boiler flue, and related work. The DRA ruled for landlord.

Tenants appealed and lost. Among other things, tenants claimed...

Court Upholds DHCR Approval of MCI Rent Increases as Rational

May 25, 2022    

In 2017, the DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on landlord's installation of a new roof, pointing, waterproofing, parapet, and sidewalk shed. Some tenants...

Remediation of "C" Violations Permitted Approval of MCI Application

May 16, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on an elevator upgrade. Among other things, tenants claimed that there were "C" violations on file with HPD that hadn't been corrected and therefore should bar...

Terra Cotta Rainscreen Recladding System Qualified as MCI

May 16, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on resurfacing exterior walls, along with related fees for a structural engineer, design architect, technical architect, and environmental fees. The DRA ruled for landlord....

Landlord Proved Parapet Installation Was Complete

April 15, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a parapet. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted rent increases for the parapet work and installation of a sidewalk bridge during the work.

Tenant Can't Seek Exemption from MCI Rent Hike for First Time on Appeal

April 15, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on roof and/or facade work. The DRA ruled for landlord but exempted four apartments from any rent increase due to water leaks and damage to walls and ceilings. A fifth tenant...

Repiping to Tenant's Apartment Was Installed Through Ceiling Below

March 21, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building-wide plumbing and repiping. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the kitchen of one apartment didn't...

"C" Violations Issued After MCI Application Filing Didn't Bar MCI Rent Hike

February 18, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing of a building facade, as well as installation of hallway/lobby windows. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. Tenants claimed that...

MCI Increase Granted for Converting Fuel Source

February 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration with related consultant services, as well as a heating system conversion. The DRA ruled for landlord, granting the rent increases. Tenants appealed...

MCI Increase Granted for Replacement of Vestibule Doors

February 17, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of vestibule doors. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the cost for the doors was excessive. Landlord pointed out that...

Replacement of Basement Doors Not Needed to Complete Courtyard MCI

January 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on a courtyard/walkway installation, architect's fee, related inspections, courtyard doors, and a TV/security system. The DRA ruled for landlord.