Is Apartment Rent-Stabilized Tenant's Primary Residence?
LVT Number: #28076
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonprimary residence. The court ruled for landlord after a trial. Tenant appealed, and the court reopened the case and sent it back for a new trial. The trial court found that tenant had split her time almost evenly between the apartment and a house in Pennsylvania. But the court concluded that tenant's Pennsylvania voter registration and tax filings decided the case in landlord's favor. The appeals court found that this was an error because no single factor should be solely determinative of primary residence.
92 Cooper Assoc., LLC v. Roughton-Hester: 57 Misc.3d 156(A), 2017 NY Slip Op 51531(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 11/30/17; Lowe III, PJ, Schoenfeld, Shulman, JJ)