Defective Rent Demand Resulted in Dismissal of Eviction Proceeding
LVT Number: #31150
Landlord cooperative corporation sued to evict shareholder tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court granted tenant's request to dismiss the case, finding that landlord's rent demand didn't contain a good-faith approximation of rent owed. Landlord claimed that tenant hadn't paid rent between November 2017 and February 2018. Its rent demand included items of "additional rent" for a $900 inspection fee, and a HPD violation clearing charge, along with $1,600 in attorney fees.