Landlord Can Evict Tenant for Chronic Nonpayment of Rent

LVT Number: #28075

Landlord sued to evict tenant for chronic nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court that put tenant on probation. Tenant then failed to pay rent on time in June 2015 and didn't pay any rent between November 2015 and March 2016. Tenant also didn't present any excuse for her default. The court ruled that landlord could proceed with eviction. Tenant appealed and lost. Tenant had an extensive history of rent defaults, now owed $9,000 in back rent, presented no proof of any ability to pay the arrears, and showed no proof of a medical condition that would have excused her default while on probation.

RSL 121 East 82nd LLC v. Finn: 57 Misc.3d 156(A), 2017 NY Slip Op 51632(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 11/30/17; Lowe III, PJ, Schoenfeld, Shulman, JJ)