Landlord Can't Get Attorney's Fees from Section 8 Tenant
LVT Number: #24562
Westchester County landlord sued to evict Section 8 tenant for nonpayment of rent. The court ruled for landlord, awarding possession, $5,000 in rent arrears, and attorney's fees totaling $1,340. Tenant then asked the court to vacate the judgment and warrant. The court refused. Tenant appealed and won. DSS had agreed to pay the rent arrears and needed only a short delay to reissue checks that had been canceled due to a computer error.