Housing Court Can't Declare Preferential Rent Invalid

LVT Number: #29884

Landlord sued to evict building super, claiming that he lived in his apartment merely due to his employment. Landlord and the super signed a settlement agreement in court. The agreement stated that the super was a rent-stabilized tenant, that his legal monthly rent was $1,803, and that he would pay a preferential monthly rent of $1,100. The super's employment also was terminated. Later, when the super failed to pay rent owed under the settlement agreement, landlord asked the court to revoke the preferential rent because the super, now tenant, had defaulted in rent payments.

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CEP N.Y. Ave LLC v. Faison: Index No. 92344/17, NYLJ No. 1545301838 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 11/21/18; Wang, J)