Landlord Can't Prove Tenant's Apartment Clutter Created Nuisance Condition

LVT Number: #30099

Landlord sued to evict 81-year-old HUD/Section 8 tenant for permitting a dangerous nuisance condition at her apartment. Landlord claimed that tenant refused to permit access to landlord for pest extermination, kept large amounts of boxes and debris in the apartment that impeded access, failed to comply with landlord's repeated requests that tenant declutter the apartment, and kept a pigeon and two finches in the apartment. Tenant didn't appear in court, and the court appointed a guardian ad litem (GAL) to assist tenant.

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Tanya Towers, Inc. v. Hurtado: 63 Misc.3d 1218(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50581(U) (Civ. Ct. NY; 4/17/19; Kraus, J)