Landlord Must Refund Security Deposit
LVT Number: #30418
Former tenant sued landlord, the co-op shareholder, for return of her security deposit after she moved out. Landlord claimed that tenant wasn't entitled to a refund because, as the result of a number of short-term rentals tenant engaged in during her final year of tenancy, the apartment had been damaged beyond normal wear and tear. The court ruled for tenant after a hearing. Photographs and witness testimony showed that the apartment was in good condition on the day of a walk-through before tenant moved out. There was no damage beyond normal wear and tear.
Sachtschale v. Greece: 64 Misc.3d 1240(A), 2019 NY Slip Op 51462(U) (Civ. Ct. NY; 9/12/19; Kraus, J)