Landlord's Lease Nonrenewal Notice Didn't State Enough Facts
LVT Number: #22120
Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for owner occupancy purposes. Tenant claimed that landlord’s lease nonrenewal notice didn’t state sufficient facts, and asked the court to dismiss the case. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord’s notice merely tracked the statutory language for nonrenewal without setting forth facts specific to this case. The one stated fact--that the owner’s son needed the apartment—was by itself insufficient to comply with the law. Landlord didn’t state why she wanted her son to live in the apartment.
Goracy v. Sanchez: NYLJ, 8/27/09, p. 27, col. 1 (Civ. Ct. Kings; Finkelstein, J)