Co-op Tenant Can Be Evicted for Failing to Maintain Plumbing
LVT Number: #24721
Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict tenant shareholder for failing to maintain and make repairs to her apartment. Landlord claimed that steaming hot water leaked from tenant's apartment. On Aug. 16, 2010, tenant had come home after being away for at least a week and found all windows were closed and the apartment was full of steam. This condition caused substantial damage, including buckled floors, melted ceiling fan blades, and mold throughout the apartment. Tenant discovered that hot water had been gushing out of the bathtub spout and collecting in the tub.