Deduction Allowed for Certain Damage
LVT Number: 12941
Former tenants sued landlord for the refund of a $1,750 security deposit. The court gave landlord an offset of $630 for certain damages. Landlord appealed, seeking a bigger deduction. The appeals court ruled against landlord. Landlord hadn't proved that there was any further damage.
Valente v. Cosel: NYLJ, p. 24, col. 2 (12/30/98) (App. T. 2 Dept.; DiPaola, PJ, Floyd, Levitt, JJ)