Rent increase for sidewalk bridge limited.

Position:MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
 
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Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on facade restoration. The cost included installation of a sidewalk bridge while the work was being performed. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that the claimed cost of the sidewalk bridge was excessive. The DHCR ruled for tenants in part. The bridge was installed in October 2003, but the facade work didn't start until April 2004. Landlord claimed that the bridge was installed early because at initial inspection the project engineer pointed out that there was...

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