Both Tenants Must Be Named
LVT Number: 11307
Tenants complained that landlord's renewal lease offer was improper. The DRA ruled for tenants and directed landlord to offer the lease renewal in the names of both tenants. Landlord appealed, claiming that only one of tenants was named on the original lease in 1982 and the first renewal lease in 1983. The DHCR ruled against landlord. Tenants' copy of the 1983 renewal lease showed that both tenants were named and had signed, along with landlord. Landlord's copy contained the signature of only one tenant but landlord couldn't produce the original. Landlord was required to renew tenants' lease on the same terms and conditions as the 1983 renewal, which tenants proved was in both their names.
Schwarz: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. CD410104RO (10/31/96) [2-page document]