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Capital Improvements

Carrillon House Tenants’ Association v. DC Rental Housing Association Commission [PDF], 793 A.2nd 461(2002) - A residential landlord is entitled to recover, through a rent ceiling surcharge, the total interest expense for a capital improvement loan obtained by the landlord, even if the loan term exceeds the 96-month amortization period for the surcharge.
Fort Chaplin Park Associates v. DC Rental Housing Commission [PDF], 649 A.2nd 1076 (1994) - Analysis of whether to grant housing provider’s capital improvement petition must include, not only, determination that proposed item would increase the value or worth of the habitability of the housing accommodation, but also whether the proposed improvement would singularly, or in conjunction with other proposed improvements, serve to erode availability of moderately priced housing.
Lenkin Co., Management, Inc., v. DC Rental Housing Commission [PDF], 642 A.2nd 1282 (1994) - Landlord, after filing petition for rent ceiling increase for proposed improvements, must wait 60 days for administrator’s decision before commencing improvements to rental property.
Cafritz Co. v. DC Rental Housing Commission [PDF], 615 A.2nd 222 (1992) - Under Rental Housing Act, Rent Administrator is empowered to authorize landlord to implement capital improvement rent increase once improvements are completed; there is no mandatory automatic stay of rent increase pending final resolution on appeal.