Landlord Claims Building Was Substantially Rehabbed

LVT Number: #29968

Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent, claiming that the apartment was unregulated. Landlord argued that the building was substantially rehabilitated in the late 1990s and asked the court to rule in its favor without a trial. Tenant claimed that he was rent stabilized and sought permission to conduct pre-trial questioning. The court ruled for tenant and against landlord.

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449 West 37 Realty LLC v. Herman: Index No. 571037/18, 2019 NY Slip Op 50201(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 2/25/19; Ling-Cohan, JP, Gonzalez, Cooper, JJ)