Co-op Can Evict Shareholder Tenant Due to Cluttered Apartment

LVT Number: #30200

Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict shareholder tenant based on tenant's apartment conditions. At trial landlord showed through the property manager's testimony that trash and boxes were piled to the ceiling in tenant's living room and dining room, and that there was wall-to-wall clutter on the apartment's first floor. The second floor was similarly cluttered. The trial court ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant argued that she was unavailable to appear on the trial date and that the case should have been adjourned.

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Highview at Huntington Owners Corp. v. John-Lewis: 63 Misc.3d 155(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50816(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 5/23/19; Garguilo, JP, Tolbert, Emerson, JJ)