RENT HIKE GRANTED

RENT HIKE GRANTED

Tile Floor Replacement Qualifies as MCI

September 28, 2016    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of wiring, gas meters, intercoms, tile floors, vestibule doors, and hallway/lot-line windows. Tenant appealed and lost. Among...

Gas Risers and Meters Qualify as MCIs

September 28, 2016    

The DRA granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of gas risers and meters, but disallowed costs for ineligible engineering costs and filing fees and the installation of meter...

Backflow Prevention Devices Qualify as MCI

September 28, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new intercom, backflow preventers, and related engineering consulting fees. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that...

Sidewalk Shed Cost Included in MCI Increase

August 23, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on facade and parapet wall replacement. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but disallowed “mobilization costs” of $11,500. Landlord appealed and won. The...

Balcony Renovations Qualify as MCI

August 23, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, pointing brick masonry and brick removal, the restoration of balconies, and the installation of balcony dividers. The DRA ruled for landlord in...

MCI Rent Hike Granted for Building-Wide Carpet Installation

August 23, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide carpet installation. The DRA ruled for landlord, and tenants appealed. Tenants argued that carpet was previously installed in 1995 and that the replaced...

Tenants Can't Prove MCI Was Paid for by Co-op Reserve Fund

August 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed and lost. Tenants claimed that the upgrade was unnecessary, that it was performed without tenant...

Water Booster Pump Cost Added to MCI for Backflow Prevention Device

August 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of backflow prevention valves and pumps. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but disallowed the cost of water booster pumps. Landlord appealed and won....

Tenant's "C" Violation Claim Raised for First Time in PAR

August 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of adequate wiring and a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant claimed that there were several HPD Class "B"...

Tenant Refused Access for Window Installation

August 16, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building-wide installation of new windows. The DHCR ruled for landlord. One tenant filed an Article 78 appeal, claiming that the DHCR’s decision was unreasonable...

Fuel Storage Tank Using #6 Fuel Oil Qualifies as MCI

July 25, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a fuel storage tank. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and won. Generally, installations of boilers or burners using #6 fuel oil won't...

MCI Increase Granted for Signage and Doorplates Installed with New Apartment Doors

July 22, 2016    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new apartment entrance doors, along with two new utility doors and 28 new exit doors, and installation of hallway carpeting. The DRA ruled for landlord...