Landlord's Notices and Court Papers in Illegal Sublet Case Were Defective

LVT Number: #29718

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for breaching his lease by assigning and subletting the apartment without permission. Tenant asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that landlord's notices didn't sufficiently set forth a claim. The court ruled for tenant. Landlord's court petition stated that tenant was absent from the premises on one day. This wasn't enough to plead an illegal sublet or assignment. A sublet involved a tenant living at another location, and landlord's predicate notice didn't state any other address for tenant.

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164-03 LLC v. Ramirez: Index No. 57897/18, NYLJ, 9/12/18, p. 21, col. 1 (Civ. Ct. Queens; 8/17/18; Kullas, J)