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Re: Is a New Boiler Considered a Capital Improvement?

Posted by Mark Smith on September 24, 1999 at 16:20:54:

In Reply to: Is a New Boiler Considered a Capital Improvement? posted by Michelle on September 24, 1999 at 16:17:25:

Read DHCR Fact Sheet #11 - Rent Increases for Major Capital Improvements (MCI) at -- or click on the link at the end of this message

: Hi. I just got a letter in the mail stating that my (already exorbitant) rent is going to be increased to offset the cost of a new boiler for my building. I was under the impression that an "improvement" is something that increases the quality-of-life in the building. Not something which is just supposed to maintain the status quo. Am I misguided somehow?

: I'd appreciate any info, even if someone could just direct me to an earlier posting which has already addessed this issue.

: The reason I am up in arms about this increase is because even with this "new" boiler (the cost of which was inflated by several tens of thousands of dollars, I think), I am still without hot water on average of once a week. As well, the stairways in my building are appalling. There've been giant puddles and a smashed window in the stairwell ever since Hurricane Floyd hit last week.

: What to do? Any suggestions much appreciated.

: Thanks,
: Michelle

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