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Water Booster Pump Installed with Backflow Device Qualifies as MCI

October 30, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a backflow device and water booster pump. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, approving the backflow device but denying any rent increase for the...

MCI Increase Granted Where Landlord Shows "C" Violations Removed

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants disputed the DRA's finding that all pending HPD immediately hazardous...

"C" Violations Pending When MCI Application Filed Had Been Corrected

September 24, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new steel boiler and hot water storage tanks. Tenants appealed, claiming that it was an error to grant the MCI rent hike...

Hallway Floor Re-Tiling Qualifies as Major Capital Improvement

September 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new vestibule door and hallway floor re-tiling. The DRA ruled for landlord and authorized rent increases. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed...

Discrepancy in Description of Roof's Square Footage Didn't Bar MCI Increase

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenants' rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants pointed out that, in a prior MCI...

Engineering Fees and Sump Pump Cost Added to MCI Cost for Elevator Upgrade

August 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed certain costs associated with plans and specifications by engineering services, staircase patching...

Design Work Costs for Complicated Elevator Upgrade Approved

July 27, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed any increase for the cost of design work, including plans and specifications, for the elevator upgrade. Landlord...

MCI Increase Granted Since "C" Violations Cured

June 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator modernization. The DRA ruled for landlord and increased tenant's rents. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that, while the MCI application was pending...

Tenant Must Pay MCI Rent Hike for Garage Door Even If He Doesn't Have Parking Space

May 30, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new garage door. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that he shouldn't have to pay any increase for the garage door...

Backflow Prevention Device Qualifies as MCI

May 23, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a backflow preventer. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Installation of backflow prevention devices, when required by law, are...

Pointing/Masonry Work Qualified as MCI

April 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and masonry work. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for scraping, priming, and painting of lintels that were not replaced. Landlord...

New Security Cameras Qualify as MCI

March 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on installation of security cameras. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that landlord wasn’t maintaining her apartment. But this claim...