Landlord v. Tenant

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Amended Law Bars Landlord from Recovering Entire Building for Owner Occupancy

Fried v. Lopez: Index No. 66333/18, 2019 NY Slip Op 29237 (Civ Ct. NY; 7/31/19; Harris, J)

Tenant Can't Sue NYC or Its Mayor for Lead Paint Exposure Claim

Downing v. NYCHA: 64 Misc.3d 1218(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 51196(U) (Sup. Ct. Kings; 7/25/19; Boddie, J)

Landlord Who Doesn't Prove Cost of IAIs Must Refund Triple Damages for Rent Overcharge

Graham Court Owners Corp. v. Long: 64 Misc.3d 133(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 51083(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 7/2/19; Ling-Cohan, JP, Gonzalez, Cooper, JJ)

Tenant Can't Rely on Nonbinding Lease Agreement to Get Attorney's Fees

31-36 32nd Street Astoria, LLC v. Nickell: 64 Misc.3d 137(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 51164(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 7/12/19; Elliot, JP, Pesce, Siegal, JJ)

No Rent Overcharge Found Using Four-Year Base Date

Fuentes v. Kwik Realty LLC: Index No. 9163 (450153/14), 2019 NY Slip Op 05840 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 7/30/19; Sweeny, JP, Gische, Webber, Kahn, Moulton, JJ)

Court to Set Amount of Monthly Use and Occupancy Based on DHCR Determination of Legal Rent

Esposito v. Larig: Index No. 2017-10057 (517226/16), 2019 NY Slip Op 05515 (App. Div. 2 Dept.; 7/10/19; Scheinkman, PJ, Chambers, Austin, Duffy, JJ)

Landlord Can Seek Eviction of Loft Tenant Due to Chronic Nonpayment of Rent

Malach v. Challen: Index No. L&T52757/19, 2019 NY Slip Op 29179 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 6/14/19; Wang, J)
July 2019

Does Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Daughter Have Succession Rights?

Park Central I LLC v. Figueroa: Index No. 25249/2017, 2019 NY Slip Op 29185 (Civ. Ct. Bronx; 6/19/19; Bacdayan, J)
July 2019

Tenant's Unnotarized Affirmation Was Defective

Pollack v. Ovadia: 99 NYS3d 882, 2019 NY Slip Op 04491 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 6/6/19; Friedman, JP, Tom, Kapnick, Kahn, JJ)
July 2019

Landlord Proves Tenant Spent Most of Her Time at Bronx House

Galsack Realty Corp. v. Felipe: 63 Misc.3d 160(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50886(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 6/5/19; Shulman, PJ, Gonzalez, J)
July 2019