Landlord Illegally Locked Out Apartment Occupant After Tenant Died

LVT Number: #30890

Apartment occupant sued landlord for illegal lockout. Occupant moved into the apartment that tenant lived in during February 2020 and obtained a key fob to the building from landlord. Tenant died of COVID-19 in March 2020, and landlord asked occupant to leave the apartment, deactivated occupant's key fob, and restricted occupant's access to the building in April.

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Smith v. Park Central 1 LLC: Index No. 801170/20, NYLJ No. 1592318120 (Civ. Ct. Bronx; 6/2/20; Garland, J)