Landlord Entitled to Extended Document Production
LVT Number: #28071
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant's son after tenant died in January 2015. The son claimed succession rights, and landlord asked for pretrial documentation production. The court ruled for landlord in part but limited the period of time for which landlord could request records. Landlord appealed and won. The appeals court ruled that landlord could seek documents going back five years before tenant died.
86 West Corp. v. Singh: 57 Misc.3d 152(A), 2017 NY Slip Op 51585(U) (App. T. 1 Dept.; 11/27/17; Lowe III, PJ, Schoenfeld, Shulman, JJ)