Heat and hot water violation prevents MBR increase.

Position:RENT INCREASE DENIED - Brief article
 
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Landlord filed a 2012-2013 violation clearance certification to establish maximum base rents (MBRs) for rent-controlled tenants. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that landlord failed to comply with all the requirements for MBR increases. Landlord appealed and lost. HPD records showed that a rent-impairing heat/hot water violation was on record. Landlord claimed that tenant's complaint to HPD had been closed and that tenant was deceased. But the...

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