Landlord Submitted No Proof of IAIs

Landlord Submitted No Proof of IAIs



LVT Number: #29800

Landlord sued to evict unregulated tenant after tenant's lease expired. Tenant claimed that she was rent stabilized and had been overcharged. The court ruled for tenant in part. Landlord claimed that the apartment was vacancy deregulated in early 2009 based on individual apartment improvements (IAIs) made to the unit after prior tenant moved out. Although landlord's property manager testified at trial, he didn't recall specifics, and landlord didn't have documentation of the work performed.

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Ellwood Realty LLC v. Nakazwe: 61 Misc.3d 1225(A), 2018 NY Slip Op 51797(U) (Civ. Ct. NY; 11/28/18; Stoller, J)