WHAT QUALIFIES - MISCELLANEOUS

Lobby Repairs Can't Be Part of MCI Increase for Vestibule

May 24, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of new windows, new main entry and vestibule doors, and a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord and deducted a commercial allocation based on...

Backflow Prevention Device Not Required by Law Isn't MCI

February 22, 2021    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new sewer line, backflow preventer, laundry room vent with electrical work, and walkway handrails. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that all of...

MCI Increase for Half Screens on Windows Removed

February 22, 2021     #31223

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of apartment and common area windows and a CCTV security system. The DRA ruled for landlord and granted rent increases. Tenant appealed and won, in part....

MCI Increase Granted for Handicapped Accessibility Lift

December 18, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of mailboxes and storage room doors. But the DRA disallowed other costs associated with lobby renovations as well as the cost of a new canopy and hallway...

Decorative Parapet Wall Was Related to Roof Installation

December 18, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, facade work, and an architect's services. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but denied any increase for reconstruction of a parapet wall...

Engineer's Fees Included in MCI Increase for Work Needed for LPC Approval

December 17, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing, parapet installations, engineering fees, consultant fees for the pointing, an asbestos survey, and asbestos removal. The DHCR ruled for landlord and approved the...

Cellar Vault Restoration Doesn't Qualify as MCI

November 22, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on cellar vault restoration. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that this work didn't qualify as an MCI. Landlord appealed and lost. It's the DHCR's well-...

Some Related Landscaping Costs Added to MCI Increase for Garage Roof

September 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a garage roof and related costs. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some of the claimed related costs. Landlord appealed and won, in...

Some Related Costs Added to MCI Rent Hike for Garage Roof Replacement

September 28, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a garage roof and related costs. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some of landlord's claimed related costs. Landlord appealed and...

New Doorbells Directly Related to MCI-Qualifying Apartment Entry Doors

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of apartment entry doors and common-area windows. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but excluded from the calculated MCI increases the cost of security...

A/C Grills Installed with Facade Work Not Eligible for MCI Rent Hikes

September 25, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on building facade work consisting of pointing, waterproofing, masonry replacement, power washing, window lintels/sills, and scaffolding. The DRA ruled for landlord in part...

MCI Costs Can Include Labor Costs for Landlord's Contracting Company

June 24, 2020    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a new roof, front stoop/concrete yard improvements, new siding and trim, and a new front door and transom. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but...