Court Denies Landlord's Request for More Time to Correct Violations
LVT Number: #31726
Tenant sued landlord and HPD in housing court, seeking an order to correct violations in her apartment. In August 2020, the trial court ordered landlord and HPD to correct violations by Oct. 5, 2020. Landlord later asked for an extension of time to comply based on a fire that occurred in the apartment in October 2020. HPD also placed a vacate order on the apartment in November 2020. Landlord argued that because other tenants in the building hadn't paid rent during the COVID pandemic, it didn't have the resources at the time of its request to make repairs. But landlord was required by law to correct the "C" violations. The court denied landlord's request for an extension to correct the violations. The court also ruled that it would hold a hearing to decide tenant's request for civil and criminal contempt penalties against landlord.
Reid v. 590 Maple Ventures LLC: Index No. 300288/2021, 2021 NY Slip Op 32255(U), NYLJ No. 1637101483 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 11/3/21; Stoller, J)