RENT HIKE GRANTED

MCI Rent Hike Collectibility, Not Increase Itself, Limited to 6 Percent of Tenant's Rent

July 18, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new boiler/burners. Rent-stabilized tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that the rent increase violated DHCR policy...

Garage Roof, Asbestos Removal, and Sidewalk Bridge Included in MCI Costs

July 10, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new building roof, new garage roof, pointing, and architectural services in connection with the work. Tenants appealed and lost...

MCI Increase Granted for Compactor Installation

June 27, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on compactor replacement. The DRA ruled against landlord because it didn't submit a statement from an architect or engineer certifying that the installation of the...

MCI Increase Granted for Courtyard and Walkways, Including Engineer Costs

June 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on courtyard and walkway resurfacing. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and won, in part. The work qualified as an MCI. The previous courtyard and walkway surfaces...

Backflow Prevention Device Qualifies as Major Capital Improvement

June 26, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading and installation of a backflow prevention device. Tenants appealed and lost. Any elevator defects were fixed as the work was...

MCI Rent Increase Granted for Gas Pipes, Meters, and BPD

May 21, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of gas piping and meters, as well as a backflow prevention device. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that there was...

Landlord's Rewiring Work Qualified as MCI

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new stoop, front door, and vestibule door, and hallway work and rewiring. The DRA granted the application concerning the new doors and denied all other...

MCI Rent Hike Granted After "C" Violations Cleared

April 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled against landlord because there were hazardous "C" violations on record with HPD for the building. Landlord appealed and...

New Windows Installed More Than 20 Years After Prior Installation

March 19, 2018    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new apartment and hallway windows. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the new windows didn...

Parapet and Skylight Replacement Qualified as MCIs

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on facade work, including pointing, waterproofing, and related work, along with installation of a new roof and parapet replacement. Tenants appealed...

MCI Increase Granted for Pointing and Waterproofing

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and waterproofing of the building facade. Tenants appealed and lost. They claimed that the work didn't take six months to complete,...

Building Entrance Doors Qualify as MCI

February 23, 2018    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of building entrance doors. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant told the DRA that the entrance doors didn't comply with the NYC...