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MCI Consulting Fees and Vague Items

Postby hellskitchener » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:50 pm

Our Landlord just put in for the Following MCI Items:


Question 1. Is a Landlord ever entitled to Professional fees (possibly legal fees?), and consulting fees. If not, is that written anywhere?

Question 2. Should we challenge "Exterior Restoration" on it's face as too vague,
or should we simply demand they re-submit with a detailed breakdown of what that includes?

Has anybody ever compiled a list of things a Landlord tries to sneak in via MCI?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: MCI Consulting Fees and Vague Items

Postby TenantNet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 am

We took this to private conversation. But yes, in general DHCR often disallows professional fees.

And yes, applications need to be specific. Something called "exterior renovation" is extremely vague.
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