Landlord to Pay City $290,000 to Settle Short-Term Rental Violation

LVT Number: #31004

Tenants and the City of New York sued landlord for offering improper short-term rentals at an Upper West Side building. All parties entered into a court-ordered settlement by which landlord agreed to comply with the Consumer Protection Law and its rules concerning advertising and renting dwellings in the building, agreed to being permanently blocked from short-term residential rentals of 29 days or less, unless such rentals were authorized by applicable law, and agreed not to advertise short-term rentals. As a Settlement Payment, landlord agreed to pay the city $290,000.

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Amelius v. Grand Imperial LLC: Index No. 155226/2016, 2020 NY Misc. LEXIS 4882 (Sup. Ct. NY; 8/11/20; Freed, J)