Co-op Shareholder Tenant Made Alterations Without Landlord's Consent

LVT Number: #29798

Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict shareholder tenant for altering her apartment without landlord's permission. Landlord claimed that tenant performed extensive work in her apartment bathroom, including removal of water pipes and plumbing fixtures. The court ruled against landlord, who appealed and won. Tenant's lease provision requiring tenant to make repairs and maintain certain fixtures didn't negate the additional lease requirement that tenant obtain landlord's written consent to perform work.

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1346 Park Place HDFC v. Wright: 61 Misc.3d 137(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51563(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 11/2/18; Elliot, JP, Weston, Siegal, JJ)