Landlord's Acceptance of Rent Checks Formed No Waiver

LVT Number: #30698

Landlord sued to evict tenant for creating a nuisance. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case because landlord had accepted checks from the Dept. of Social Services (DSS) issued to cover tenant's rent. The court ruled for tenant, and landlord appealed. The appeals court ruled for landlord and reopened the case. Landlord served a notice on tenant, terminating the tenancy as of July 31, 2018. Landlord then commenced an eviction proceeding on Aug. 6, 2018. Landlord had the right to accept rent after commencement of the proceeding under Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law 711(1).

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