RENT HIKE GRANTED

Landlord's Violation Clearance Complied with Law

January 24, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide rewiring, plumbing re-piping, and gas re-piping. The DRA ruled for landlord and tenants appealed, making a number of claims.

MCI Increase Granted for New Roof and Facade Work, including Parapet Replacements

December 21, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof as well as building facade restoration, pointing, and waterproofing. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants incorrectly...

Tenant's Roof Leak Claim Raised for First Time on Appeal

December 19, 2021    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. Tenant appealed and lost. In her PAR, tenant claimed that there were leaks and water damage in her apartment that...

HSTPA Changes Can't Be Applied Retroactively to Appeal of MCI Rent Hikes

December 19, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on facade restoration, with related engineering fees and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in 2012. Tenants appealed and won in part. Tenants then filed an Article 78...

MCI Increase Granted for Air Conditioning Grill Installation

November 19, 2021    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on building facade work and installation of air conditioning grills. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that landlord didn't...

MCI Increase Granted for Full Staircase Replacement

October 26, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on staircase replacement and installation of a backflow valve. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the staircase was only...

Pre-HSTPA Groupwork Constituted MCIs

October 26, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on kitchen and bathroom modernization. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. At the time the DRA granted landlord's application, MCI...

MCI Increase for Courtyard and Walkways Granted

October 26, 2021    

The DHCR granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of courtyards, walkways, concrete work, and side entry gates. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants argued that they didn't have...

MCI Increase Granted for Elevator Upgrading

October 26, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent increases based on installation of hot and cold water repiping as well as elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Among other things, the DHCR noted...

MCI Rent Increase Granted for New Garage Roof

October 26, 2021    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that tenants who didn't own cars and don't use the...

MCI Increase Granted for Installation of CCTV Security System

September 23, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. It's long-standing DHCR policy that installation of a CCTV security...

MCI Increase Granted for Elevator Upgrade

June 21, 2021    

The DHCR's DRA granted landlord's application for rent increases based on an MCI for an elevator upgrade and new elevator cabs. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that the DHCR should have allocated a...