Landlord Can't Evict Tenant Who Is the Victim of Domestic Violence

LVT Number: #29861

Landlord sued to evict tenant based on noise complaints made by other tenants. The court ruled against landlord. Tenant was a victim of family domestic violence and therefore discrimination against her was prohibited. Because tenant and her former boyfriend, the person who committed family offenses upon her, had an intimate relationship, they were in the same family or household for purposes of granting tenant domestic victim status. The boyfriend ignored an order of protection tenant obtained and continued to come to her apartment, where neighbors heard fighting many nights.

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KDG Albany, LP v. Dixon: Index No. LT-3532-18/AL, 2018 NY Slip Op 28384 (City Ct. Albany; 12/4/19; Marcelle, J)