Landlord Not Responsible for Harassment Claimed Between Tenant-Roommates
LVT Number: #31989
Tenants sued their roommate-cotenants as well as their landlord in an HP proceeding commenced in housing court. They shared the first-floor apartment in a two-family house with the roommates. The court noted that the Housing Maintenance Code didn't recognize a harassment claim between the roommates and recommended that the two families participate in a community-based mediation program since neither family wanted to relocate. The court also dismissed the case against the landlord because there were no claims that landlord took part in any acts that caused the conflicts between the roommate-tenants.
Freckleton v. Akande: Index No. 923/21, 2022 NY Slip Op 50168(U), NYLJ No. 1646709744 (Civ. Ct. Queens; 3/1/22; Sanchez, J)