Landlord Can Evict Tenant for Drugs, Guns, and Ammo Found in Apartment

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Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant based on illegal activity in the apartment. The court ruled for landlord. Tenant claimed no knowledge of other occupants' activities. But the apartment was used for the sale of illicit drugs, and massive amounts of drugs, paraphernalia, guns, and ammunition were found by police in the apartment. Tenant also pleaded guilty to various charges after being arrested. Tenant should have known about the illegal activity, and the building had some apartments set aside for persons with mental disabilities.

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258 E. 4th St. LLP v. Gibbs: Index No. 53644/17, NYLJ No. 1566761881 (Civ. Ct. NY; 7/31/19; Elsner, J)