Landlord's Claim to Recover Four Units Dismissed After HSTPA Amendments

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In separate proceedings, landlord sued to evict four rent-stabilized tenants in a six-unit building in order to combine the apartments as a residence for his son. The court consolidated the cases, and tenants asked the court to dismiss the cases. The court ruled for tenants. The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA) amended Rent Stabilization Law Section 26-511(c)(9) so that landlord could now recover only one apartment in a building for owner occupancy and must show compelling necessity.

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Karpen v. Castro: 2019 NY Slip Op 29365, Index No. 87287/17 (Civ. Ct. Kings; 11/20/19; McClanahan, J)