Landlord v. Tenant: December 2019


MCI Increase Granted for New Garage Roof that Doubled as Courtyard  

Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of a new garage roof that functioned as a courtyard. The DRA ruled for landlord but disallowed the costs of the garage walls and interior, foundation walls, slabs, beams, columns, permits, engineering, and miscellaneous costs. Landlord and tenant both appealed and lost. Tenants objected to an MCI increase for the garage roof. But the garage was attached to, and formed an extension of, the building.

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