Landlord Didn't Send Notice Required Under RPL Section 235-e(d)
LVT Number: #30511
Landlord sued to evict tenant for nonpayment of rent. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case because landlord didn't send tenant a written notice that rent hadn't been received. This notice was now required under RPL Section 235-e(d), which was added to the law by the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) effective June 14, 2019. The law required landlord to send tenant this notice by certified mail if rent wasn't received within five days of the due date stated in the lease, and prior to service of a 14-day rent demand.
Lawler v. Canfield: 2019 NY Slip Op. 29349, Index No. 19-50017 (City Ct. Watertown/Jefferson Co.; 11/18/19; Neddo, J)