Landlord Charged Tenant Excessive Late Fees

LVT Number: #28606

Landlord sued to evict tenant, claiming that tenant owed back rent and related charges. The court ruled for tenant, who appealed and won in part. Since tenant's lease didn't deem late fees, utility charges, and attorney's fees to be additional rent, the trial court didn't have the authority to entertain landlord's claims for these charges.

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Jacoby v. Cabrera: 60 Misc.3d 136(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51079(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 7/5/18; Ruderman, JP, Tolbert, Brands, JJ)