Landlord v. Tenant

Landlord v. Tenant

Each month Landlord v. Tenant provides approximately 60 summaries of recent landlord-tenant court cases and agency decisions. Landlord v. Tenant covers more than a dozen courts and agencies, including the NYC Civil Court, NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), NYC Environmental Control Board, and many more. Now available online, Landlord v. Tenant takes readers through each dispute, streamlining research and arming landlords with the legal ammunition they need, quickly and easily.

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Landlord and Tenant Signed Two Leases at Different Rent Amounts

554-558 W. 181 Street LLC v. Cochrane: 61 Misc.3d 1203(A) (Civ. Ct. NY; 9/24/18; Stoller, J)

Tenant Claims Injury by Mold in Her Apartment

Liese v. Hennessey: 2018 NY Slip Op 06087, 2018 WL 4473001 (App. Div. 2 Dept.; 9/19/18; Rivera, JP, Chambers, Austin, Barros, JJ)

Rent Overcharge Must Be Calculated Using Default Method

Kreisler v. B-U Realty Corp.: 2018 NY Slip Op 06054, 2018 WL 4353869 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 9/13/18; Acosta, PJ, Manzanet-Daniels, Tom, Mazzarelli, Moulton, JJ)

Grandson Can't Get NYCHA Tenant's Apartment

Bergman v. NYCHA: 60 Misc.3d 1230(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51265(U) (Sup. Ct. NY; 9/6/18; St. George, J)

Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Former Life Partner Gets Apartment

Westchester Plaza Holdings, LLC v. Boyd: 60 Misc.3d 1230(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51273(U) (City Ct. Mt. Vernon; 9/7/18; Seiden, J)

Four-Year Rule Applied Where No Indication of Fraud

Zumpano: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FS910049RT (7/10/18) [4-pg. doc.]

Rent-Controlled Tenant Must Seek Overcharge Determination from Court, Not DHCR

Galarza: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FV420021RT (7/11/18) [3-pg. doc.]

Landlord Properly Offered Occupant a Vacancy Lease After Tenant Died

Assibey-Bonsu Jr.: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. FX210029RT (7/10/18) [2-pg. doc.]

Rent Overcharge Based on Unproved IAI Costs Wasn't Willful

PWV Acquisition Owner LLC/Goldstein: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. GP410015RO, GP410032RT (7/17/18) [9-pg. doc.]

No Overcharge for Newly Created Apartment with First Rent

Dawson: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. ET410074RT (7/3/18) [4-pg. doc.]