Landlord Can Evict Temporary Residents of "Sober House"
LVT Number: #24429
Landlord sued to evict occupants of some of the SRO units in a Class B hotel that landlord had leased to a nonprofit counseling center for use as a "sober house." The occupants had signed "temporary" or "transitory" residency agreements with the counseling center. The occupants now claimed that they were subject to rent stabilization and that they had been forced by the center to sign the agreements, which waived their rights. The court ruled for landlord. The counseling center had surrendered its lease, and the occupants had no further right to remain at the building.
1109-1113 Manhattan Avenue Partners v. Munoz: Index No. 088712/11, NYLJ No. 1202574965991 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 9/25/12; Finkelstein, J)