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Painting of New Garage Disallowed from Approved MCI Costs

July 16, 2019    

The DRA partially granted landlord's MCI rent increase application for installation of a garage roof and related costs for the underground garage roof and surface parking lot. Landlord appealed and claimed, among...

Asbestos Removal Required During Removal of Old Roof

June 20, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new roof. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, but disallowed any increase for certain items of work and for architect's fees. Landlord appealed...

Smoke Detectors Don't Qualify as MCI

May 21, 2019    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of smoke detectors in all apartments. The DRA ruled against landlord, who appealed and lost. It's the DHCR's established position that hard-wired...

DHCR Adds Mobilization Costs to Approved MCI Increase

January 27, 2019    

The DRA partially granted landlord's MCI rent increase application based on facade restoration, parapet replacement, new garage roofs, and architect services. The DRA disallowed lintel refurbishment costs, air...

Costs for Site Safety Manager Included in MCI Rent Hike

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing and facade work, engineering-pointing, and installation of an oil tank. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed any increase for landlord's...

Landlord Proves It Didn't Claim DOB Filing Fees as Part of MCI Cost

October 22, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on improvements to the building's underground garage roof and surface parking lot. The DRA ruled for landlord in part but disallowed some claimed costs. Landlord appealed...

No MCI Rent Hike for Engineering Consulting Fees

September 15, 2018    

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new central air conditioning equipment. The DRA ruled for landlord, but disallowed costs associated with a consulting engineer. Landlord appealed and...

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,...