Landlord Didn't Serve Termination Notice Before Seeking Eviction of Tenant

LVT Number: #29915

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for failing to renew his lease. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that the renewal rent offered was more than the legal regulated rent. The court agreed with landlord that tenant's rent was legal and ruled for landlord. Tenant appealed and won on other grounds. Tenant had also claimed that his tenancy wasn't properly terminated. The appeals court agreed. A landlord seeking to terminate a rent-stabilized tenancy must serve a tenancy termination notice.

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1646 Union, LLC v. Simpson: 62 Misc.3d 142(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 50089(U) (App. T. 2 Dept.; 1/18/19; Pesce, PJ, Elliot, Siegal, JJ)