Co-op Gets Attorney's Fees

LVT Number: #24561

Landlord cooperative corporation sued apartment shareholder for violation of her proprietary lease. Landlord claimed that shareholder failed to cure cat urine odors or to give landlord access to do so, in violation of her lease. The court ruled for landlord and awarded landlord attorney's fees. Shareholder appealed and lost. The lease stated that shareholder "shall not permit unreasonable ... odors to escape into the building." The lease also gave landlord the right to make necessary repairs to remove the condition if not cured on 30-days' notice to shareholder.

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