WHAT QUALIFIES - MISCELLANEOUS

Con Ed Steam Heat System Had 50-Year Useful Life

May 16, 2022    

The DHCR's Rent Administrator granted landlord's application for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new boilers and burners. Tenants appealed, claiming that the installation of new boilers/burners,...

No MCI Increase for Basement Lighting

March 21, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of several improvements. The DRA granted the application based on installation of a chimney and rewiring but denied any increase for basement lighting. Tenant...

Accessibility Lift Qualifies as an MCI

March 21, 2022    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on installation of a number of improvements. The DRA granted landlord's application based on installation of lobby doors and exterior service doors, but denied any rent...

Architectural Fees Relating to Canopy Restoration Added to MCI Rent Hike

September 23, 2021    

The DRA granted landlord's MCI rent increase application in part by approving an increase for pointing and waterproofing based on a comprehensive exterior restoration project with related architectural services...

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...