Landlord v. Tenant: November 2016
MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Contractor Mobilization Costs Included in Approved MCI Costs
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on the installation of new cooling towers, oil to gas conversion, and tank abandonment. The DRA ruled for landlord in part, disallowing $100,000 in mobilization costs. Landlord and tenant both appealed. The DHCR ruled against tenant, who argued that the MCIs lowered landlord’s utility costs.