WHAT QUALIFIES - MISCELLANEOUS

Public Sidewalk Doesn't Qualify as MCI

June 26, 2018    

Yonkers landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new sidewalk in front of the building. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. It is long-established DHCR policy that a...

Canopy Installations Don't Qualify as MCI

June 26, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes for courtyard concrete, fencing, landscaping, irrigation, new canopies, and vestibule doors, and new lobby and basement doors. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but denied...

Cost of Relining Elevator Cabs Excluded from MCI Increase

November 22, 2017    

Landlord applied to the DHCR for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the costs for relining elevator cabs and for an elevator consultant. Landlord appealed...

No MCI Increase for Unexplained Consulting Services

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator modernization and installation of security camera system. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs of filing fees and consulting services. Landlord...

DOB Filing Fees Not Included in MCI Application Costs

September 28, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new garage roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for an inspector's fee for concrete placement cancellation,...

No MCI Increase for Iron Railings Unrelated to Parapet Replacement

August 29, 2017    

The DRA granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on parapet replacement but disallowed the cost of installation and painting of iron railings at the front and rear of the building. Landlord...

Mobilization Costs Added to Approved MCI Rent Hike

August 29, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on exterior restoration work for the facade and roof with related architectural fees and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of removing...

Backflow Prevention Device Qualifies as Major Capital Improvement

August 20, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a CCTV system, entrance doors, and elevator upgrading. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed costs associated with a roof exhaust fan and related...

Coping Stone Replacement Was Related to Roof Installation

August 20, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes, based on the installation of a new roof with related masonry, insulation, and new coping. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of removal and replacement of...

MCI Increase for Windows Includes Costs for Work Required by LPC

August 19, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new windows and a sidewalk bridge during the work. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed the cost of architectural services, special window...

Architect Services Must Complete Window Installation in Landmark Building

July 24, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new windows with a related sidewalk bridge. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed from the MCI increase the costs of architectural services,...

Certain Costs for Related Work Included in Rent Hike for Elevator Upgrade

April 26, 2017    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on elevator upgrading with related shaft work and professional fees. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed rent increases for related work. Landlord appealed and...

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