Landlord Didn't Complete Repairs by Court-Ordered Deadline
LVT Number: #31123
Tenant sued landlord in an HP proceeding, seeking apartment repairs so that he could be restored to possession of the unit. Landlord and tenant signed a settlement agreement in court by which landlord agreed to have the apartment ready for tenant by May 2020. When landlord failed to comply, tenant asked the court to find landlord in contempt for noncompliance. Landlord argued that delays were beyond its control due to the shutdown citywide of nonessential construction during the COVID-19 pandemic.